The Spurs' streak of 21 consecutive postseason berths took a serious hit on Monday.
Starting point guard Dejounte Murray was diagnosed with a torn ACL, the team announced. No word yet on exactly how long the third-year guard will be out, but the injury could cost Murray the entire season.
Murray suffered the injury in the second quarter of the Spurs' preseason game against the Rockets on Sunday.
Murray started 48 games last season and was slated for a big role in Gregg Popovich's offense this season. With all-time great Tony Parker gone to Charlotte and Murray out indefinitely, Patty Mills and Derrick White are the only two point guards remaining on the Spurs roster.
In 81 games last season, Murray averaged 8.1 points, 2.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds. In the first round of the playoffs against the Warriors, Murray averaged 7.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
Shortly after the news was announced, Warriors point guard Stephen Curry posted a message to Murray on Twitter.