Duncan, Parker guide Spurs to 5th straight win

This article is cross posted at Spurs Basketball.

The San Antonio Spurs continued with their winning ways defeating the Phoenix Suns 100-107 on Tuesday night behind some familiar faces.

Tim Duncan scored 26 points and grabbed 11 boards, while Tony Parker scored eight points in a 10-0 run early in the fourth quarter, and finished with 24 points and seven assist to help the Spurs win their fifth in a row, eighth in nine games and 12th in the last 14 road games.

Kawhi Leonard added 14 points and seven rebounds, Manu Ginobili had 13 points, five assists and five rebounds, and Matt Bonner chipped in 10 points for San Antonio.

Shannon Brown, starting because Grant Hill was a late scratch with right knee inflammation, scored a career-high 32 for Phoenix.

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Spurs stay perfect at home behind Duncan’s double-double

Tim Duncan had a vintage performance on the night he surpassed Gary Payton on the All Time Scoring list.

Tim Duncan scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 102-91 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night, that kept the Spurs perfect at home.

Earlier in the game, Duncan passed another NBA statistical milestone. The Big Fundamental scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the first half and moved past Gary Payton for 26th place on the NBA’s scoring list on a 20-foot jumper with 1:07 left in the second quarter, helping the Spurs to take a 56-42 halftime lead.

Tony Parker added 17 points and nine assists for San Antonio, who have won three straight and improved to 9-0 at home.

However, the Spurs will have two upcoming games on the road where they 0-4 this season. DeJuan Blair had 14 points and rookie Kawhi Leonard chipped in 12 points and eight boards.

Marcin Gortat had 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead Phoenix. Markieff Morris added 14 points, Jared Dudley had 12 points, and Shannon Brown had 10 as the Suns, beginning a five-game road trip, have lost four straight.

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Video: Revisiting Ginobili’s 48-point performance

Manu Ginobili is one of the most fiercest player to ever play the game of basketball, Spurs fans love him because of his fearless style of play and never-say-die attitude.

When the game is on the line, the Spurs usually give the ball to Ginobili expecting him to make a play.

Today Spurs World revisits Manu’s career 48-point performance.

On January 21, 2005, Steve Nash returned to the Phoenix Suns’ lineup scored 16 points and dished out 13 assists in 46 minutes after missing the last 3 games because on an injury.

He had plenty of help, Shawn Marion scored 37 points and grabbed 15 rebounds while Amare Stoudemire had 35 points for the Suns in an intense matchup against the San Antonio Spurs.

None of it mattered.

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NBA’s Top 15 Point Guards: Tony Parker at No. 6

In today’s NBA, point guard is a position overwhelming with great players. Many would say that it is currently the position with the highest quality of play and highest level of production.

The debate as to ranking the league’s best at this position is ongoing and constantly changing as the players are constantly improving.

The best part is that many of the elite point guards are still very young and have a great deal of development left. These players will certainly be a lot of fun to watch for years to come.

Bleacher Report’s contributor, Mark Evans makes this list of the NBA’s Top 15 point guards today.

Here’s what he have to say about Parker.

Unlike Westbrook, Tony Parker knows his place on his team and does a great job at playing his role.

He understands that he is a facilitator first and makes sure to always look to find Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan. As the youngest player out of the trio, however, Parker has proved over the years that he can get to the rim and score when his team needs it.

I understand he may not be the flashiest or the best scorer, but Parker does everything very well and has been playing at an elite level for the past few years.

Tony Parker deserves more credit than he gets. Well, I’m giving him credit as the number 6 point guard on my list.

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