By Lee Jenkins
June 12, 2013
Tony Parker (right) injured his hamstring in the third quarter of San Antonio's Game 3 rout of Miami.
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The NBA is a point guard's league, but many of the brightest among them have been lost at critical times: Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo and, most recently, Russell Westbrook. The Thunder amassed the best record in the Western Conference, but without Westbrook, they hobbled out of the playoffs in the second round. The beneficiary was San Antonio, which swept the Grizzlies and reached the Finals, based largely on Parker's dervish drives. Now they must pace, as a euphoric night in San Antonio turned anxious.

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