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Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 34 points as San Antonio Spurs defeated Houston Rockets 121-96 on Wednesday to level their National Basketball Association playoff series at one game each.

"He's devastated", Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said of Parker after Friday morning's shootaround at the Toyota Center.

After getting embarrassed in Game 1 at home, the San Antonio Spurs have responded in a big way with consecutive wins over the Houston Rockets.

What the San Antonio Spurs showcased during their 25-point victory in Game 2 on Wednesday night was their reputed ability to adjust their game plan to favorable results.

In four games during the regular season, the Spurs beat Houston three times, but the games featured the following margins: two points, two points, two points, and six points. In fact, when three of Houston's James Harden, Patrick Beverly, Eric Gordon and Lou Williams are on the court, San Antonio likely won't even field the third best guard.

"I haven't thought about that much", Popovich said when asked about what worked in Game 2.

So Parker's injury seemingly makes Houston's path to the next round clearer.

Game 3 is Friday night at Toronto's Air Canada Centre, where the Raptors will have the crowd on their side. Before the injury, Parker scored 18 points on 13 shots, and averaged 16.3 points per game on 53 percent shooting in the playoffs.

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"What is hard is to see him limping and hurting now", said Manu Ginobili, who has played 15 seasons with Parker. Patty Mills was the primary point guard without Parker and Ginobili served as the lead backup.

"I just hope he is OK because we need him the next game", Leonard said. The Rockets have showcased this postseason an ability to thrive offensively without Harden playing at peak levels.

Many teams try to take away at least one aspect of Harden's game when guarding him. The Spurs shot 54.5 percent in Game 2 versus 36.9 percent in Game 1, where they missed 53 out of their 84 shots. His 10.1 points-per-game average in the regular season was his lowest since his rookie year in 2001-02.

Tony Parker will miss the rest of the playoffs.

"They came out with a lot of energy", said Beverley, who had 12 points.

A statement from the Spurs on Thursday revealed Parker had suffered a ruptured left quadriceps tendon in Wednesday's Western Conference semifinal game against the Houston Rockets.

One Houston who disagreed, however, was forward Trevor Ariza, who said Parker's loss leaves a "huge hole" for the Spurs.

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