San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker Injures Hamstring In Game 3

San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker Injures Hamstring In Game 3San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker injured his hamstring in Tuesday’s Game 3 victory over the Miami Heat.

‘Slight strain’

Tony Parker has a slightly sprained hamstring, as he stated on his Twitter feed in French. According to Google Translate, he said, “I just had MRI. Result: I suffer from a slight strain to the hamstring. We’ll see tomorrow how I feel, I really hope to play!” (via Pro Basketball Talk).

Parker only had six points in the Spurs’ 113-77 victory in San Antonio, but he also posted eight assists in 27-plus minutes. The Spurs star had averaged 22.3 points, 7.0 assists and 1.2 steals while shooting 47.1 percent from the field this postseason heading into Game 3.

‘Engine that runs the offense’

In 66 regular-season games, Parker averaged 20.3 points and 7.6 assists on 52.2 percent shooting (35.3 percent from three). His PER of 23.1 was among the top on the team behind Tim Duncan. Parker is obviously critical to San Antonio’s NBA Finals success, as he is the engine that runs the offense.

The Spurs lead the series, 2-1, over the Heat. Game 4 tips off at 9 p.m. ET in San Antonio on Thursday.

Do you think Tony Parker will still be able to pay in Game 4 despite his hamstring injury? Which team are you rooting for — San Antonio Spurs or Miami Heat?

Source: Ryan Rudnansky, Bleacher Report

Image: SB Nation

Deadly Tornado Rips Through 4 U.S. States

Deadly Tornado Rips Through 4 U.S. StatesAt least one person was killed and around a dozen injured Sunday when a string of tornadoes tore through four states, ripping roofs off homes, downing power lines and tossing trees like matchsticks.

‘State of emergency’

The death happened at a trailer park in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, said Sheriff Mike Booth. He had no details, other than that the deceased was an adult male. Booth said that two others are missing from that same park, where a number of people were also injured, two seriously.

Rescue crews were picking through the mangled metal remains of mobile homes as darkness fell Sunday. As many as 26 tornadoes were reported in Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois and Iowa, according to the National Weather Service, with Oklahoma and Kansas being the hardest hit. Some of those reports might have been of the same tornado. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for 16 counties.

‘Critical condition’

One tornado touched down near Wellston, Oklahoma, taking out power lines and damaging several homes, according to video from CNN affiliate KFOR. The affiliate’s helicopter pilot estimated the funnel cloud to be about a half-mile wide. Aerial video from KFOR and CNN affiliate KOCO showed severe damage near Wellston and near Carney, Oklahoma. Roofs were ripped from homes, branches stripped from trees and roads were filled with debris.

Tornadoes were also reported east of Dale, west of Paden, and near Prague in Oklahoma. Part of Interstate 40 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, was shut down in both directions Sunday night after a tornado touched down there, overturning multiple tractor-trailers.

Eleven patients were being treated at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital in Shawnee, Oklahoma, said spokeswoman Carla Tollett. Ten were not critical and will be released, while one remains in critical condition, she said.

Have you ever experienced being in a place where a tornado is passing through? Tell us how you survived from that situation!

Source: Dana Ford, CNN

Image: Fox 6 Now