Parker suffered a nasty injury in the playoffs, but plans to come back better than ever
The San Antonio Spurs lost point guard Tony Parker in the Western Conference semifinals to a ruptured quadriceps tendon. His absence didn't prevent the Spurs from winning that series, but Parker's injury (and the one Kawhi Leonard suffered) were critical in ending the team's playoff run in the Western Conference finals.
Parker was injured during Game 2 of the Spurs' series vs. the Rockets
The Spurs need some major fixes, and bad contracts will likely prevent them.
Without Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard, it was an uphill battle against a star-studded Warriors team. They tried without Tony Parker. They tried without Kawhi Leonard. They were forced to try without LaMarcus Aldridge. And in the end,...Show More Summary
Good morning. We have that and more in Sunday’s NBA newsletter. The Spurs put up a fight without Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, or (eventually) David Lee. But the Warriors remain the Warriors, and Golden State won Game 3 in San Antonio by double digits. Show More Summary
Aldridge got outplayed by JaVale McGee in Game 3. The Spurs need him to be much better to avoid a sweep. With Kawhi Leonard (ankle) out indefinitely and Tony Parker (quad) out for the foreseeable future, the Spurs needed LaMarcus Aldridge...Show More Summary
Oh my goodness. The Spurs are short staffed in Game 3 against the Warriors. No Kawhi Leonard, no Tony Parker, and no David Lee. So we got a little extra Davis Bertans time in the first half. Including Draymond Green driving past him and sending Bertans to the floor. But that wasn’t the worst part. Show More Summary
Without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, the Spurs just don’t have enough to compete with the 67-win Warriors. Golden State raced to a 72-44 halftime lead and doubled up San Antonio midway through the second quarter. There’s not a whole...Show More Summary
The San Antonio Spurs had no problem dispatching the Houston Rockets in the second-round clincher without injured stars Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker
Because of an injury to Tony Parker, rookie Dejounte Murray has earned more minutes as the Spurs have advanced. This might be why everyone’s now noticed that Murray has an arm tattoo which looks like the evil twin of the honey bun that looks like E.T., or a facial composite of one of those Madballs, or the moon from Majora’s Mask. Read more...
With Tony Parker out for the series and Khawi Leonard out for Game 6, most people felt the Houston Rockets would run away with the contest to extend the series to a 7th game. One problem. Somebody forgot to tell the Rockets to show up for the most important game of the year as they […]
Good morning. We have that and more in Friday’s NBA newsletter. The Rockets, facing elimination at home against a Spurs team missing Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, lost by 39 points. Thirty. Nine Points. In the first quarter, Jonathon Simmons outscored James Harden 7-2. Show More Summary
The Rockets lost in a puzzling terrible fashion the Spurs, who were playing without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, thanks in large part to (...)
In the wake of the Spurs’ playoff series-clinching, 114-75 rout of the Rockets on Thursday, it was hard to know which was more shocking: that San Antonio could play so well without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, or that James Harden could play so poorly. The Houston star scored just 10 points on 2-of-11 shooting […]
Good morning. We have that and more in Wednesday’s NBA newsletter. When Tim Duncan and Matt Bonner retired last summer, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker became the last two Spurs players linked to the old championship squads of the 2000s. Show More Summary
Here’s the Houston Chronicle reporting on the Rockets’ current playoff opponent, the Spurs, who are without starting point guard Tony Parker for the remainder of the postseason: Guard Patty Mills will move into the Spurs’ starting lineup for Game 5 against the Rockets on Tuesday, replacing Dejounte Murray who had started the two games since Tony Parker’s season-ending [...]
The Spurs have lost their longtime guard Tony Parker for the rest of the playoffs. Guard Manu Ginobili is 39. The star center Tim Duncan has retired. But the San Antonio way continues to attract talent.
Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points each to help the San Antonio Spurs overcome the loss of Tony Parker and get a 103-92 win over the Houston Rockets on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals
Does Gregg Popovich have something up his sleeve with this starting lineup?