Written by Kyle Boenitz (Project Spurs) on Friday, 23 November 2012 12:30.
San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker set the bar high with his season last year. He led the Spurs to the best record in the NBA and got some well-deserved recognition as a potential MVP candidate. Even if he didn’t really have a shot at the award, it was still an impressive showing.
This year has been a lot more up and down. Parker has had a few games where he’s been almost a non-factor, scoring only a few points and dishing out a handful of assists. The Spurs are going to need TP to get back on track, especially with all the injuries lately.
Maybe the game against Boston was a sign of things to come. Parker scored 26 points, shooting 12 of 17 from the field and added 6 assists. He controlled the game on both sides of the floor, earning some high words of praise from Coach Popovich.
“I asked them if it wasn't too much trouble, if I wasn't being too pushy, if they could execute what we were trying to do. And if it didn't make them too angry, if they also wanted to play some defense on the other end, that would be great.”
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