Tony Parker Spurs star to miss end of season over leg injury

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The injury came as the Spurs are locked in a second-round battle with Houston, a series tied 1-1 with Game 3 in Houston on Friday.

Although San Antonio surely misses their veteran point guard, this team did succeed throughout this season with minimal contributions from Parker. There was a collective gasp as Spurs fans watched Parker in agony on the floor of the AT&T Center.

Kevin Durant added 25 points with 13 free throws, 11 rebounds and seven assists, while Curry had 23 points, seven assists and played smothering defense as Golden State stayed unblemished through six playoff games.

Coach Gregg Popovich started rookie Dejounte Murray in San Antonio's first game since Parker's quadriceps injury, instead of moving Patty Mills into the starting lineup.

Ginobili also mentioned that San Antonio could utilize rotations without a true point guard. Here are five adjustments D'Antoni and the Rockets can make to keep home court and take a 2-1 lead in the series.

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Game 4 tips off at 8 PM CT on Sunday on TNT.

Houston cut its deficit to eight soon afterward, but Danny Green made two three-pointers in less than a minute to push the lead to 94-82 with less than three minutes remaining. The Houston Rockets are averaging 112.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting. It's apparent that Kawhi Leonard has accepted the call of being the leader of the franchise, but the man needs help.

Who: San Antonio Spurs vs. If Spurs fans watched worldwide basketball, they would know that Patty Mills leads his team with heart and determination.

RAPTORS: All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors missed practice because of his sprained left ankle, and the team said more tests are scheduled to determine the severity of the injury. You can listen to San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets Game 3 live steam as well as all other games in the 2017 NBA Playoffs by signing up with a one-time payment of $9.99. But if Murray gets his start in game 3, maybe he will give the Spurs that something extra they need.

Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 34 points as San Antonio Spurs defeated Houston Rockets 121-96 on Wednesday to level their National Basketball Association playoff series at one game each.

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