Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 5/23/12

The spotlight will be on the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder's point guard matchup -- Tony Parker versus Russell Westbrook. Both All-Star guards have their team's peaking at the right moment and both are headed for a collision course this Sunday in San Antonio.

For Parker, he has faced Devin Harris and Chris Paul en route to the Western Conference Finals while Westbrook had to face Jason Kidd and Ramon Sessions. Needless to say, TP has had to face tougher competition at the point guard spot than Westbrook did.

And it is this point that Parker says Westbrook hasn't faced a point guard like him.

Parker said ''it's not going to be like Dallas or the Lakers'' for Westbrook, adding that their point guards are ''not as aggressive'' as the Spurs' leading scorer.

In eight games in the playoffs, TP has averaged 19.1 points, 7.1 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and shooting 43% from the field. Westbrook has averaged 24.1 points, 4.4 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and shooting 47% from the field in nine games in the playoffs for the Thunder.

Though this is the marquee matchup, do not expect to see much of Parker and Westbrook to be guarding each other much of the time. Sure, they might guard each other once in a while but Danny Green and even Kawhi Leonard might be given the bulk of the defensive work on Westbrook in order to put a bigger guy on him and keep TP out of foul trouble.

But you got to love TP's competitive side showing here. Safe to say he is raring to go and Westbrook has been warned. Though I am sure Westbrook is also raring to go against the MVP candidate as well.

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