The timeline for his recovery and return has not yet been determined, the team said in a statement.
With Tony Parker out for the remainder of the playoffs with a leg injury, the Spurs needed Aldridge to play to his potential if they want to have any shot of advancing in this series. Parker is the longest-tenured player on the team, a leader on the floor, and adored by the San Antonio fanbase. With all that being said, Tony Parker will be missing the rest of the 2017 NBA Playoffs with a quad injury. Not only will San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich have to prepare for the anticipated adjustments on the part of the Rockets, but they'll also have to plan for life without Parker. The veteran center entered Friday with just one game of at least 10 points this postseason. Despite losing Parker for the reminder of the season San Antonio still has a shot of winning this series.
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Parker was injured Wednesday in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets after exploding to the basket off his left leg for a signature teardrop.
Houston put San Antonio on notice in the series opener, handing the Spurs an embarrassing 27-point loss and proving that they are a real threat to reach the Western Conference Finals. Whether it comes to defense, starting core, or role players off the bench, they always seem to find a way to the top.
Houston's James Harden led all scorers with 43 points but had just five assists. Aldridge only recorded 19 points combined in the first two games, but he poured in 26 points on 12-of-20 shooting in this one.
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And if San Antonio overcomes Parker's injury to triumph, probably behind MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard and a surge by point guard (and Saint Mary's product) Patty Mills, it will surely be less potent.
Since joining the Spurs in the summer of 2015, Aldridge's points per game have decreased by 6.1 points.
They didn't just beat the San Antonio Spurs, they absolutely ran them out of the gym.
The start was as frenetic as Game 1, but the Spurs kept pace this time.
"You know how Pop is", Beverley said.
"We had several opportunities", Harden said. He also became the fourth player in National Basketball Association history (after Ray Allen, Reggie Miller, Manu Ginobili) to make 300 playoff three-pointers.