Tony Parker shined for the Spurs in Game 2 against the Rockets, scoring 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting and dishing four assists with no turnovers.
And then disaster struck.
Parker apparently injured his left knee. The point guard tried to walk off the court himself, but then a couple teammates carried him off.
After the game, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked about it and said, “it’s not good.” An MRI is scheduled for Thursday.
San Antonio evened the series, 1-1. But losing Parker would significantly disrupt stability. Patty Mills would receive a larger role, but behind him, what would Gregg Popovich do? Play erratic, but talented rookie Dejounte Murray? Shift Manu Ginobili from shooting guard?
The Spurs don’t rely on Parker nearly as heavily as they once did, but they’re still better with him able to play.