After losing home-court advantage in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs on Wednesday, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker had an interesting comment regarding the series between the Spurs and Golden State Warriors.
“If you want to win in the playoffs,” said Parker after game two, “you have to win on the road.”
Parker and the Spurs did just that Friday night as the series shifted to Oracle Arena where ESPN added a noise meter to track the volume in the arena. Only on Friday, the noise meter never had a chance to rise often as the Spurs controlled the tempo and momentum for almost 48 minutes of the game.
"It's a huge win for us,” said Parker (32 points, 5 assists) of defeating the Warriors 102-92. “It was a must-win situation. I thought our team was very focused. By far our best game of the series."
Though the game was competitive, the injury bug bit both squads Friday night. Warriors guard Stephen Curry (16 points) sprained his ankle in the fourth quarter and was limping excessively. He finished the game, but was hobbling the entire way.no comments