Archive for June, 2013

When: Game 4 vs. the Memphis Grizzlies, Western Conference Semifinals

Stat of the line: 37 units, 6 assists and 4 rebounds

After a poor first half in which he scored 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field, Parker came out firing in the third act, making six of his seven shots and finishing with 14 points in the quarter. While Games 2 and 3 of the series were decided in overtime, Parker took it upon himself to make sure that 48 minutes were all that would be needed in Game 4 by scoring 11 points in the fourth quarter to finish the sweep. Parker is the right man in the right place. He was better than Conley in the Final of The West Conference. Pretty good , very efficient with his runs.

Parker has scored at least 30 points in 15 of his 166 career playoff games and this 37 point performance would be good for his fourth highest scoring game in the playoffs.

This game, for Tony Parker, wasn’t defined by big dunks or a flurry of 3-pointers. In fact, the engine behind Parker’s playoff performance is his offensive efficiency. His capacity to be such efficient is very good for Spurs. They can rely on him during a whole post season. Parker needs to be more highlighted.

Tony Parker’s 37 points with a .714 field-goal percentage marked the first time since 2009 that a guard has scored at least 35 points while shooting better than 70 percent in the playoffs. The last guard to do it? Tony Parker himself. Spurs is the perfect team to show the power of Parker.