Tony Parker out for the playoffs following knee injury

NBA Playoffs Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs

NBA Playoffs Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio massively defeated the Houston 121-96 last Wednesday night, but the team lost point guard Tony Parker in the process.

Although San Antonio surely misses their veteran point guard, this team did succeed throughout this season with minimal contributions from Parker. Earlier in the contest, Parker became the ninth player in National Basketball Association postseason history to reach 4,000 career points. Spurs officials said Parker will undergo an MRI on Thursday morning and update his status after, but Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said following that game that "its not good". 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.

Houston will host Game 3 of the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals Friday night.

More from Yahoo Sports: • Red Sox fan gets lifetime ban for using racial slurJust how bad was the Bears' Trubisky deal?

Oil rebounds on Saudi assurances Russian Federation will extend supply cuts
But after getting an initial lift from the deal, prices slipped into a downward spiral in mid-April that intensified this week. That rebound has overshadowed efforts by OPEC and non-OPEC members like Russian Federation to support the oil market.

"It's hard to see him limping and hurting now, and you kind of know we're not going to see him any time soon", Ginobili said.

Kawhi Leonard starred with 34 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the Spurs levelled the Western Conference semi-final series at 1-1.

Playing Game 3 with the injured Tony Parker out for the rest of the playoffs, the Spurs started well but couldn't keep an early lead with Leonard struggling for form. Whether it comes to defense, starting core, or role players off the bench, they always seem to find a way to the top.

James Harden led Houston's surges in the third quarter and finished with 43 points on 14-of-28 shooting. If they lose the series, it reflects poorly on the team for not being able to take advantage of a clear hole in the Spurs' lineup. It makes me squirm even thinking about tearing the quad.

Blues, Ducks must respond at home to even 2nd-round series
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Oilers are favored at home in today's game, as they are getting odds of -130 to win. They saw out their win as the Oilers' lead in the second-round series in the Western Conference was cut to 2-1.

Backup Patty Mills will likely start in Parker's place for Friday night's Game 3 against the host Rockets. Parker ruptured a left quadriceps tendon while going up for a shot and will miss the remainder of the postseason. "We just didn't play well". It can't be the James Harden show.

San Antonio's trio of Kawhi Leonard, Pau Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge did the bulk of the work, combining for 64 points. Michael Jordan is first with 5,987 playoff points.

The Spurs will be without Parker, and the Raptors don't know how effective Lowry will be - or if he can play, period.

Pols to grill Amtrak, NJ Transit heads on recent mishaps
That evening's commute was an hour behind schedule because of Amtrak power problems, according to New Jersey Transit. Moorman, who joined Amtrak in September, said he "wasn't really familiar" with that proposal.

Recommended News

  • First caffeine-infused bagel hits the racks

    First caffeine-infused bagel hits the racks

    Einstein Bros is also offering a breakfast sandwich version of the Espresso Buzz Bagel loaded with bacon and eggs. The company boasts its new gourmet bagel is an excellent source of iron plus a good source of magnesium.
    Aussie lawmaker says latest 'Veep' episode is a real knockout - literally

    Aussie lawmaker says latest 'Veep' episode is a real knockout - literally

    The two then chatted back and forth, and even actor Timothy Simons, who plays Jonah, joined in, tweeting "hahaha oh my god". When directly asked by the queen of comedy herself, Perrett answered with: "Episode One in this new series".
    Overtime pay rules may soon change: Here's what that means

    Overtime pay rules may soon change: Here's what that means

    "You don't have to be a genius to know that retailers have much more leverage over employees than employees have over retailers". Employers who coerce employees into choosing comp time would be liable to the employees for double damages.
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphones launched in India, prices starts at 57900 INR

    Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphones launched in India, prices starts at 57900 INR

    While the Galaxy S8 is powered by a 3000 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S8 Plus comes with a larger 3500 mAh battery. Both phones are water-resistant and allow for biometric authentication with fingerprint and iris scanners.
    Titans happy with 1-2 punch in first round

    Titans happy with 1-2 punch in first round

    According to reports on Wednesday morning, the Tennessee Titans are receiving trade offers for the No. 5 overall pick. He also worked on his speed, and he worked on his strength - one of the drills for that was squeezing rice.

    Ryan Seacrest joins Kelly Ripa as new 'Live with Kelly' co-host

    She was upped to executive producer status in her last deal, which came in the wake of ABC's mishandling of Strahan's departure. Seacrest became one of the nation's most famous broadcasters as host of Fox's "American Idol" for 15 years.
  • South Africa's ANC accuses judiciary of pandering to opposition

    South Africa's ANC accuses judiciary of pandering to opposition

    Vally said Zuma must give "the record of all documents and electronic records...that relate to the making of the decisions". He has so far not given any specific reasons for removing Gordhan and replacing him with new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

    India breaks into Federation Internationale de Football Association top 100 after 21 years

    Argentina continued in second place, while World Cup victor Germany stayed in third, followed by Chile in fourth. The Indian football team made it into the top 100 of the FIFA World Rankings for the first time in 21 years.

    Deshaun Watson bought his mom her 'first official car' for her birthday

    In his final season at Clemson , Watson completed 67 percent of his passes for 4,593 yards, 41 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Meanwhile, the Texans went through the Matt Schaub Era and have taken on water at the QB position for years.
  • Meteors to shower NZ skies this weekend

    Meteors to shower NZ skies this weekend

    Where can you watch the meteor shower? ETA-Aquarids are visible in both the Northern and southern hemispheres in the wee hours. The best time to view the meteorites this year will be in the early morning hours of May 6, according to NASA.

    Will President Trump Attack North Korea? 'I Don't Know

    North Korea said in an official statement that the United States "will soon clearly know what real war tastes like". The USS Carl Vinson sails offshore Nagasaki prefecture, southern Japan Saturday, April 29, 2017.
    US trade deficit narrows in March

    US trade deficit narrows in March

    Trade figures also carry political implications as President Donald Trump seeks to revamp USA trade deals with other countries. Imports fell 0.7 percent $234.7 billion as imports of crude oil and other petroleum products slid.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.