Found November 28, 2012 on
After an up and down start to the year, Tony Parker is back on track. TP has been on fire over the last week and although teammate Tim Duncan won Western Conference Player of the Week, Parker likely gave him some competition.
Parker got things rolling last Wednesday with a 26 point, six assist performance against Boston. He followed that up with 33 and 10 against Indiana and then 32 and five in a double overtime thriller against Toronto. During those three games he’s been shooting an astounding 63% from the floor.
After Parker’s game against Boston, Coach Gregg Popovich had some very positive things to say about his point guard on both ends of the floor. I guess Parker may have used that as motivation to keep things going for the rest of the week.
Parker also made sure that his team left Toronto with a win, scoring six of his 32 points in the second overtime and carrying the Spurs to victory. Tim Duncan says Parker was just doing what the team has come to expect from him.
"He's our closer and he has been that way for the last couple of years," Duncan said. "He steps up and makes big shots for us. That's what we ask him to do and he's delivered for us."
Last night, Parker's 15 points helped keep the Washington Wizards winless while also getting considerable rest on the second of a back-to-back.
No matter what happens, Spurs fans have to be encouraged to see their point guard returning to his MVP-caliber form.
We'll see if Parker can continue on this pace as the Spurs finish off their east coast swing with two games in Florida in yet another back-to-back against the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat.
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NBA Commissioner David Stern is irate that Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich sat San Antonio's three stars for Thursday night's nationally televised game against the Heat.
The San Antonio Spurs finished with the best record in the Western Conference last season, while the Heat finished second in the Eastern Conference. The two teams were set to face off Thursday night in a much anticipated prime-time game. However, the Spurs organization and head coach Greg Popovich had other plans. According to the San Antonio Express, the Spurs sat their best four...
San Antonio is playing at Miami on Thursday night without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green, who were sent home by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to rest.
Duncan, Parker and Green are starters. Ginobili is the team's top reserve.
Popovich says the decision was made when he saw the schedule, and that it had nothing to do with facing the Heat. Thursday's...
For many years, there was one name the opponents of the San Antonio Spurs had to worry about: Tim Duncan. He used to be the main focus of the opposing defense every possession. Now with Duncan being older, he's not the weapon the rest of the NBA should solely about on the team and Jacque Vaughn knows it. Vaughn praised Parker after the Spurs defeated his Orlando Magic on Wednesday...
The San Antonio Spurs are a very good basketball team. They also happen to quite long in the tooth for NBA standards. Head coach Gregg Popovich sent Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green back to Texas rather than have them play in tonight’s nationally televised game against the defending champion, Miami Heat. [...]
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich made a controversial decision to send Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green back to San Antonio after Wednesday night’s win in Orlando instead of heading to Miami to take on the Heat Thursday in a nationally televised (TNT) game. Playing 4 games in 5 nights, and hosting the 11-2 Grizzlies Saturday, Popovich was just trying to do...
San Antonio Spurs (13-3) vs. Miami Heat (10-3)
Um, so this game got a lot less interesting.
I mean, it might be fun to watch because Charles Barkley is calling the game, but Gregg Popovich's decision to send Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili home to end this road trip for San Antonio takes a lot of the juice out of this game. This is not a 13-3 Spurs...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Manu Ginobili had 20 points, Gary Neal scored 19 and the San Antonio Spurs earned their fifth straight win, racing past the Orlando Magic 110-89 on Wednesday night.
Tim Duncan added 15 points in 27 minutes and Tony Parker chipped in 14 points and eight assists.
The Spurs also posted their eighth consecutive victory on the road and have now beaten the Magic...
David Stern is not thrilled that Gregg Popovich chose to rest all 5 of his starters (Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Danny Green) from Thursday night’s primetime TNT game against the Miami Heat. Popovich chose to rest his aging stars as the game vs. Miami would be their 4th game in five nights. Prior to the game, Stern released a statement shown on TNT calling the Spurs...
Gareth Bale scored a stunning free-kick and set up Aaron Lennon with a wonderful solo run to help Tottenham bring Liverpool's eight-match unbeaten run to an end at White Hart Lane with a 2-1 win .
The Welshman scored what has to be one of the most unlucky own goals in Premier League history to tarnish his evening slightly, but Tottenham still managed to come away with their...
ORLANDO -- The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth consecutive game -- all on the road in the Eastern Conference -- by overpowering the Orlando Magic 110-89 Wednesday night. The Spurs, who will finish the road trip Thursday in Miami, moved in front midway in the first quarter and never were seriously challenged. They led by 14 points at halftime and by 17 after three periods, allowing...
The San Antonio Spurs (13-3) will take their 5-game winning streak into Miami to face the Heat (10-3) for their final stop on their long road trip.
For San Antonio, they are coming off a 110-89 road win over the Magic led by Manu Ginobili with 20 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists. Along with Ginobili, Tim Duncan (15 points), Gary Neal (19 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals), Tony...
The San Antonio Spurs (11-3) continue their long road trip with a stop in Washington tonight to face the hapless Wizards (0--11).
The Spurs are coming off a thrilling 111-106 double overtime win over the Raptors led by Tony Parker's 32 points and five assist night. Tim Duncan also chipped in with 26 points in the game. The Wizards remain winless in the 2012-13 season...