A full participant in both of the Spurs’ lengthy practice sessions this week, Boris Diaw on Wednesday almost guaranteed he will be in uniform for Monday’s Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the winner of the Denver-Golden State first-round series.

The 6-foot-9 post player didn’t play in the first-round sweep of the Lakers after undergoing surgery April 12 to have a synovial cyst removed from his lower spinal cord.

“It’s been a process, getting back, staying in shape and being able to get the core back so I wouldn’t feel any pain,” he said. “It’s been good so far. I think I’ll be ready. I’m playing five-on-five already, and we don’t play until Monday, so I should be good.”

The 10-year NBA veteran was encouraged with his conditioning level during the full-court scrimmages.

“It’s back,” he said. “I never really lost a lot. As soon as I could start walking, I did some running and jogging in the pool, so (my) conditioning is pretty good.”

Not flattered by imitation: All-Star point guard Tony Parker was impressed by the play of Cory Joseph, the second-year pro and former Texas Longhorn, who was his primary backup against the Lakers.

He joked that he was not thrilled when Joseph uncorked a 360-degree dribble spin move that resulted in a basket for teammate DeJuan Blair in Game 4.

“I’ve got copyrights on that,” Parker said. “Stop stealing my moves.”

Parker said Joseph’s solid play against the Lakers was a good sign for the Spurs as they go deeper in the postseason.

“He definitely showed signs he can be a really solid backup,” Parker said. “He played great basketball. He played with a lot of energy, played with confidence, knocked down sh