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Parker fades after strong start in Game 4 loss

NBA Finals

San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker (9) loses the ball as Miami Heat's Mario Chalmers defends during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night in San Antonio.

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SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker made good on his pledge before Game 4 of the NBA Finals: He was ready to go.

He just didn't have it in him to finish.

What began as a spectacular, told-you-so performance from the All-Star point guard ended with a scoreless second half and second-guessing about his strained right hamstring, which Parker said gradually sapped his strength as the San Antonio Spurs lost to the resurgent Miami Heat 109-93 on Thursday night.

Parker, who repeatedly declared "I'll be ready to go" to questions about his health before Game 4, said afterward he "definitely ...


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