Parker was carried off the floor during the fourth quarter and it emerged last night that he would not return in the post-season, no matter how far the Spurs can go.
The Spurs kept Harden off the line Wednesday night in Game 2 of their second-round series with the Rockets, limiting him to six attempts.
The Rockets continue to get shots they want, just not as many of them as they would like.
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Parker had been the Spurs' second leading scorer in the postseason, averaging 15.9 points per game, providing excellent support for Kawhi Leonard.
After winning game one Monday, the Rockets talked about wanting to be greedy and try to win a second game at the AT&T Center, but now going back to San Antonio merely even is their best case scenario, which they seem content with.
They're just trying to find their swagger. "If not, get off the ball and have someone else make a play".
It sounds too simplistic, but the Rockets just didn't make enough shots, which is where keeping the attitude and the confidence comes in.
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The Rockets, for all of their offensive fireworks this season, are not made for a slugfest.
The Rockets' blueprint for success was on full display in Game 1, when they shot 22-of-50 from long range and had 27 fast break points.
On Friday night, the Rockets made just 3 of 16 3-pointers when defenders were 4-6 feet away.
"I think all of us have been there at one point in our career, having to learn the ropes", said Patty Mills, now technically Murray's backup. If I have a shot be aggressive and shoot it.
The Houston Rockets will only be under more pressure in Game4. Aldridge picked the flawless time to play his best game of the postseason, too, with the Spurs losing Tony Parker to a postseason- and possibly career-ending injury in Game 2. But whatever Mike D'Antoni and Co. conjure up, you can bet Popovich will have a lineup to counter it. No, they're not. We kind of bought into it. But they shoot about 45 percent, so you know how we - offense we just let ourselves down. The Spurs struggled the most against the Grizzlies in the first round when Memphis played physical basketball; the Rockets have the talent to play just as physically, and they just need to make use of that talent. We have the tools to make it happen but it's matter of if this goal could be accomplished.
A carbon copy performance Sunday will most certainly send this series back to San Antonio with the Rockets in a hole, one that might not be able to shoot their way out of. Houston's James Harden and Patrick Beverley both got technicals as the frustration mounted. "We've got to do a better job of matching their physicality and playing harder".
This specific type of play - the P&R pull-up three foul we've seen a lot of from Harden, Chris Paul, and others this season - is something the NBA's competition committee must address this summer. We are going to stay locked in.
"They retook homecourt advantage", Beverley said.