On Wednesday night, the San Antonio Spurs beat the Houston Rockets 121-96 to even up their Western Conference Semifinals series at 1-1. On Thursday morning, the Spurs were handed a huge loss.
No, San Antonio didn’t lose an actual game, but instead one of its best players: Tony Parker.
The star point guard, who scored 18 points Wednesday night and was removed from the game in the fourth quarter, will be out for the rest of the playoffs after rupturing his left quadriceps tendon.
Tony Parker Injury Update: pic.twitter.com/i3SUAo9Map
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) May 4, 2017
That’s brutal news for San Antonio.
Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical was the first to break the news this morning. Parker will undergo surgery for his injury.
This postseason, Parker has averaged 15.9 points and 3.1 assists per game. During the regular season, Parker averaged 10.1 points and 4.5 assists per game. The point guard has also won four rings in San Antonio.
Naturally, a lot of people were disappointed by the news:
nobody talk to me for 10,000 years https://t.co/mS6HM43dZl
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) May 4, 2017
Tony Parker injury depression day 1
— Sophia (@Sophiaspurs9) May 4, 2017
Spurs Twitter has become a hospital waiting room with everyone anxious to hear what's going on with Tony Parker. pic.twitter.com/GZDoBLAJee
— Maddy Skye (@MaddySkye) May 4, 2017
@SportsCenter starting to play good again, that is so sad
— LOYAL TO THE KNICKS (@EvanFalco3) May 4, 2017
— ThrowbackHoops (@ThrowbackHoops) May 4, 2017