It is now evident to even the most fervently hopeful San Antonians that the Spurs are not advancing to the 2017 NBA Finals, not without Kawhi Leonard.
It was the largest winning margin in a road playoff victory in Spurs history and just one point shy of the largest playoff win in club history, home or away.
Manu Ginobili’s block of Rockets star James Harden’s 3-point attempt with less than one second left in overtime preserved a 110-107 victory.
The Rockets understood the daunting prospect of returning to San Antonio if they fell behind 3-1, with Game 5 to be played on Tuesday night at AT&T Center.
According to ESPN, Plum has a quicker release than Golden State All-Star Klay Thompson and a wrist flick almost as quick as Golden State’s Stephen Curry.
A 103-92 Spurs victory, gives San Antonio a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and regains home court advantage.
A Thursday morning MRI revealed what Parker and the team feared: A complete rupture of his left quadriceps tendon that requires surgery.
That hissing sound heard all around SA late last night was the collective sigh of relief from Spurs fans that followed the 121-96 win over the Rockets.
The Rockets made 22-of-50 3-point shots. No team has ever made more than 15 3-pointers in a playoff game against the Spurs.
There’s a widely-accepted maxim in NBA playoff basketball that the most difficult win to attain is the close-out game.