San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker will miss the rest of the playoffs after injuring his left leg during Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets.
The Spurs said Thursday that Parker will need surgery to repair a torn left thigh muscle.
One of coach Gregg Popovich's top priorities in the final weeks of the regular season was making sure the Spurs’ veteran point guard was healthy and in rhythm for the playoff push.
More than seeding or home-court advantage, Popovich believed the Spurs needed Parker in order to stay competitive against the other heavyweights in the Western Conference playoffs. Now that...