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San Antonio Spurs win in Houston to take series lead

10 May 2017

Team-mate Manu Ginobili said on Wednesday that Parker had been unable to place any weight on his injured left leg.

INJURY UPDATE: Parker (left quadriceps) is out.

Although San Antonio surely misses their veteran point guard, this team did succeed throughout this season with minimal contributions from Parker.

Which players should you build around and which players should you fade in DFS as we tip off Friday night's National Basketball Association playoff action? "A timeline for his return will be determined at a later date".

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The Spurs, who were blitzed 126-99 in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, rebounded behind Parker to win 121-96 Wednesday in San Antonio. He attempted a running jumper in the lane, but his left leg buckled as he landed on the court at AT&T Center. The 34-year-old attempted to limp off the court, but had to be carried off by teammates. His 15.9 points per game were second only to Kawhi Leonard, as he provided much-needed secondary playmaking for a Spurs team that sometimes struggles to generate offense.

Houston Rockets Game 3 (live stream online & score below) of the Eastern Conference semifinals gets underway. Toronto has a shot of getting things back on track with Games 3 and 4 at home.

"You find somebody to stop LeBron in these moments, I'll give you $100", Toronto's DeMar DeRozan said. Houston's sharp Game 1 effort was a stunner and the Rockets couldn't stay in the follow-up contest with star point guard James Harden suffering through a 3-of-17 shooting performance while scoring just 13 points. We'll see how they respond to this setback Friday night in Houston. The Spurs shot 54.5 percent in Game 2 versus 36.9 percent in Game 1, where they missed 53 out of their 84 shots.

"He felt good tonight", Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. He'd already amassed 18 points and four assists before his injury.

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If the Rockets are going to want to win another game in the series, the rest of the supporting cast must show up. The 29th pick of last year's draft started eight games this season, but he's logged just 23 minutes in the playoffs.

DeMar DeRozan scored 37 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 19 for the Raptors, who were without guard Kyle Lowry because of a sprained ankle.

ABOUT THE ROCKETS: Harden hasn't played like an MVP candidate during the first two games and is averaging 16.5 points on 9-of-30 shooting.

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San Antonio Spurs win in Houston to take series lead