Mavs Parsons Will Play: 'I Did Everything'

DALLAS - 'This series is much bigger than me going back there,' said Chandler Parsons, lured away from the Rockets via free agency last summer by Dallas. 'It's about us winning four games before they do.' And after Friday's workout leading up to Game 1, it's about CP being healthy enough to play. Which the Mavs say he is.



The Dallas Mavericks believe they will be at top strength for Saturday's Game 1, Round 1 at Houston as both Chandler Parsons (knee) and Devin Harris (toe) were full participants in Friday's practice at the AAC.

“I definitely feel much better today,” Parsons said after going through an extensive workout Friday afternoon. “I was able to do everything. I’ve definitely made a lot of progress in the last couple days. Hopefully, no setbacks between now and the game. If all goes well, I should play.”

Parsons, who missed the final six games of the year with his balky knee, suggested that if the stakes we're so high, more rest might be wise. But ...

“Obviously, the playoffs mean more,” said Parsons, who averaged 15.7 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Mavericks this season.

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Parsons added that his conditioning isn't ideal but that the "adrenaline and atmosphere'' should help that. He's also aware, though, that the "energy'' in the building in Houston in Games 1 and 2 won't be intended as a boost to him.

"This series is much bigger than me going back there,'' said Parsons, lured away from the Rockets via free agency last summer by Dallas. "It's about us winning four games before they do."




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