Tony Parker scored 42 points and broke the San Antonio Spurs franchise record for career assists, leading a 107-96 win Saturday night over the NBA-best Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Thunder (18-5) nearly suffered their first blowout loss before closing the gap late, while the convincing win was just the springboard San Antonio needed before spending next three weeks on the road -- where the Spurs have hardly been as dominant.
All-Star Kevin Durant led Oklahoma City with 22 points and 11 rebounds.
Parker became just the fifth player to score 40 or more in a game this season, and also had nine assists. The record-breaker was a dish to Tim Duncan -- appropriately enough -- in the third quarter that put him past Avery Johnson for the all-time franchise mark.
Parker, who's spent his entire 11-year career with the Spurs, has 4,477 assists.
Despite the record, Parker's passing was upstaged by his unstoppable scoring.
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