San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker told reporters after Saturday's shootaround his injured hamstring is at risk of getting much worse but he will try to play through it.
The Spurs take on the visiting Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.
"My hamstring can tear at any time now, so if it was the regular season I would be resting," Parker said. "But now it's the NBA Finals. If it gets a tear, it's life."
However, Parker did say the injury has improved because of rest the past couple of days.
"It feels good," he said. "I feel like I'm getting stronger with it. My goal is to be close to 100 percent by tomorrow. I felt confident, being disciplined with all the treatments, with the ice. Hopefully I'll be good by tomorrow."
Parker was injured during the second half of Game 3 on Tuesday. He managed to score 15 points in Thursday's Game 4, but none in the second half of the 16-point loss.
Parker is averaging 13.8 points and 7.0 assists and shooting 43.4 percent in the series.