When they met back in the 1970's, coach Popovich was an assistant coach at the Air Force Acadamy where his soon-to-be wife's dad, Jim Conboy, was an athletic trainer. "It's not an easy day to be here".
The two-time NBA Most Valuable Player has made "consistent functional progress" and will continue to increase the intensity of his on-court rehabilitation sessions, the Warriors said in a statement.
A win by Golden State will give the Warriors a 3-0 lead and place the Spurs at the brink of elimination in the best-of-seven National Basketball Association playoff series.
Parker, who said Erin and Gregg were a mother and father to him when he entered the league as a 19-year-old, lived up to those wishes.
Warriors 113, Spurs 92, Saturday, Oakland, Calif.
Golden State beat San Antonio 110-97 to take a 3-0 lead, pushing the Spurs to the brink of elimination in the best-of-seven series. "First half they were getting after us like they did in Game 2 and we stayed with it, we had some bursts".
The Western Conference 1-seed, the Houston Rockets, visit the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday and Monday for Games 3 and 4 against the 8-seeded Timbs.
For the Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge led the team with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Durant and Klay Thompson shot down San Antonio's chances. Averaging 25.7 points, Thompson is shooting a scorching 63.3 percent and is 65.0 percent from the three-point line. Of course, Stephen Curry will still be out but Kevin Durant and Shaun Livingston are both expected to play.
It would be next weekend at the earliest before the second round begins, however, so Curry could be given medical approval next Friday and suit up for the start of round two. A source told ESPN that the Spurs haven't even addressed internally when Popovich might return.
Buford said, "We mourn the loss of Erin".