The Spurs evened their best-of-seven series against the Clippers at a game apiece with an overtime victory in Los Angeles on Wednesday, but Tony Parker had very little to do with it.
Parker finished with just one point on 0-of-6 shooting in 30 minutes of action — an uncharacteristically poor performance, to say the least.
It appears as though injury was the cause of his less-than-impactful output; Parker did what he could, but left the game with 5:10 to play, and was unable to return for the remainder of regulation, or any of the overtime session.
The team said tightness in Parker’s right Achilles was to blame, and as of now, the Spurs have listed him as questionable for Game 3 in San Antonio on Friday.
Parker hasn’t done much at all in the series, scoring just 11 total points on 4-of-17 shooting through its first two games. It’s a testament to the depth of the Spurs and the system in place that they’ve been able to overcome his disappearance to this point, but whether or not they’ll be able to do it while making a deep run through the postseason remains to be seen.