Memphis Grizzlies v San Antonio Spurs - Game Two

Tony Parker to have “precautionary MRI” on his calf.


There is no need to panic Spurs fans.

Not yet.

Tony Parker has been playing through a sore calf for a while now and playing well — to the tune of 14 points and 18 assists in the Spurs overtime win Tuesday night.

But after the game he was limping a little around the locker room again, according to reports. So the Spurs have decided to be safe, reports Dan McCarney of the Express-News.

Parker and the Spurs have the advantage of being off until Saturday, plenty of time to rest old and sore bodies. (The reason for the long break is the NBA Finals are locked for a June 6 start, so the league needs to drag the second round out a little to prevent a long break.)

There is probably nothing new here, he’s been playing through it for weeks. But it’s a concern in that you can see what happens when he struggles — he was 2-of-8 with no assists in the fourth quarter, helping the Grizzlies comeback.

Khris Middleton dunks, Jimmy Butler can’t stop him (VIDEO)

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Khris Middleton has more expectations and more pressure on him after a breakout season in Milwaukee, followed by him getting him PAID this summer.

Well, he looked pretty good on this play against the Bulls, making the steal then throwing down despite Jimmy Butler‘s efforts to stop him.

Middleton finished with 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting for the Bucks. However, Butler had the last laugh as he went off for 23 points on 12 shots and led the Bulls to the (meaningless) preseason win.

Somebody looks comfortable: Paul George drops 20 in first quarter

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Paul George‘s first experience starting as a power forward was going up against Anthony Davis — not just one of the best power forwards in the game, one of the handful of best players in the game period. That didn’t go well for George, and he wasn’t happy about it.

His second experience was in another preseason game Tuesday, going up against the Pistons and their four, Ersan İlyasova. He’s not quite as intimidating.

George scored 20 points on 7-of-8 shooting, 4-of-5 on threes — and that was just the first quarter (you can see it all in the video above).

As we have said before, George at the four is not a bad call by the Pacers, but some of that depends on the matchup. On the nights the Pacers face Davis or Blake Griffin or LaMarcus Aldridge or Zach Randolph (or a handful of others) the Pacers’ coaching staff is going to have to adjust. But there are a lot of nights where George at the four is going to force the other team to adjust, and that will play into the Pacers’ hands.