Will Tony Parker play in Game 5?

Spurs play Mavs in Game 5 Wednesday at 6 p.m. at AT&T Center

Parker drives around Dirk.
Parker drives around Dirk.

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker's status for Game 5 on Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks has been upgraded to probable.

The upgrade means that Parker more than likely will play.

Parker is dealing with a mild sprain on his left ankle and was considered day-to-day, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told the media Tuesday.

Parker suffered the sprain late in the first half of the Spurs win over the Mavs on Monday to even their first-round series at 2-2.

No MRI or X-rays were planned for Parker and he kept playing following the injury, but scored a series low 10 points and had four turnovers.

Parker is only averaging 15.5 points and 4.5 assists for the series.

Patty Mills gave the Spurs a lift off the bench Monday, scoring 10 points with two assists and two steals. Mills had just 12 points total in the first three games of the series.

About the Author: