Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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Playing for the third consecutive night without their Head Coach Gregg Popovich (ill) and All-Star forward Tim Duncan (sore knee); the San Antonio Spurs were able to obtain their 8th victory in a row on the second night of a back-to-back on Saturday with a 108-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns. All-Star guard Tony Parker led the Spurs with 31 points and seven assists, Manu Ginobili added 20 points, Tiago Splitter again controlled the paint offensively with 13 points, Boris Diaw scored in double-figures for consecutive nights with 11 points, while Stephen Jackson added 10 points off of the bench. With Parker scoring over 30 points, the recap will be presented with an in-depth look at how his game came about from start to finish. First quarter: Spurs 26, Suns 26 9:01 – After driving to the left of the paint and stopping, Parker was able to make Goran Dragic fall as he was able to slip in the wide-open layup. 2 points 7:55 – After coming off a screen and being wide open, Parker dropped in a 13-foot jumper. 4 points 7:09 – Parker drives on the right side of the floor for another layup. 6 points 6:40 – Parker gets another screen, this time from 20-feet out and nails another lightly contested jumper. 8 points 5:29 – Parker uses a screen in the middle of the floor to draw in the defenders and he dishes a wide-open pass to Jackson in the corner for a 3-pointer (#Trill). 1 assist 4:01 – Parker drives in once more for another layup. 10 points 3:09 – Gary Neal subs in for Parker. Parker after First Quarter: 10 points (5-of-5 shooting), 1 assist, 1 turnover Second Quarter: Spurs 59, Suns 56 6:30 – Parker and Splitter are both subbed back in. Is it a coincidence? 5:19 – Parker draws a foul coming off a pick after whaling his arms in the air. He knocks down both of his free throws. 12 points 32.3 – With time whining down before half, Parker drove to the left side of the paint and converted a right handed layup between two Suns defenders. 14 points Parker by half: 14 points (6-of-7 shooting), 1 assist, 2 turnovers Third quarter: Spurs 81, Suns 82 6:10 – Parker comes off a screen for an open jumper at the free throw line. 16 points 5:40 – Parker comes off another screen, pulls up for the jumper, but is fouled. He knocks down both free throws. 18 points 5:09 – Parker uses another screen, has an open 17-foot jumper and sinks the shot. At this point, he’s scored the last six points in a row for the Spurs. 20 points 4:12 – Ginobili subs in for Parker. Parker after Third Quarter: 20 points (8-of-10 shooting), 2 assists, 2 turnovers Fourth Quarter: Spurs 108, Suns 99 10:16 – Parker returns to the game for Ginobili. 9:42 – Seeing DeJuan Blair, Parker passes to Blair who makes the open jump shot. 3 assists 8:01 - Parker drives to the left and hits a leaning jumper. 22 points 7:28 – Parker takes the ball all the way down the floor and connects with a tear drop on the left side of the basket. 24 points 6:39 – Parker drives down the left side and draws the shooting foul. He makes 1-of-2 free throws. 25 points 6:27 – Parker steals a pass in the backcourt and takes it wide open for a layup. At this point, he’s scored the last seven points for the Spurs. 27 points 5:42 – Seeing Kawhi Leonard on the opposite end of the court, Parker throws a two-handed pass that Leonard receives and makes a 3-pointer. 4 assists 4:43 – After running without the ball, Parker lost Dragic momentarily under the basket, Ginobili threw the pass to Parker, Parker faked Dragic and scored the layup. 29 points 4:09 – After getting a screen from Splitter, Parker drove in, drew two-defenders and fed Splitter for the layup. 5 assists 2:03 – After Ginobili almost lost possession, Parker picked up the loose ball and converted the play into a layup on the right side. 31 points 1:36 – With a pass from Parker on his way to the basket, Diaw dunked the basketball. 6 assists 1:07 – Parker dished his final assist of the night to Ginobili. 7 assists Parker finished the game with 31 points (13-of-17 shooting), 7 assists, 2 steals, and 3 turnovers With the win, the Spurs advanced to 36-11 on the season and 20-2 at the AT&T Center. The Spurs will have a rare three-day break as they will wait to host the visiting Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday. 
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