LOS ANGELES — Tony Parker expects to be in the starting lineup for the San Antonio Spurs after rolling his ankle against the Los Angeles Clippers in the opener of their Western Conference playoff series.
Parker injured himself early in Sunday's 107-92 loss and managed just 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting. The guard got some extra rest with two days off before Game 2 on Wednesday.
Center Tiago Splitter returned to San Antonio's starting lineup for the series opener after missing the last six games with an injured right calf. He played 10 minutes and had his calf heavily wrapped on the bench.