The San Antonio Spurs have yet to lose a game in the 2012 NBA Playoffs, and following Tuesday night's win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, it doesn't seem like a loss is looming at any point in their near future. While the Spurs' current winning streak has been due to a bevy of talented players, the latest player to step up was Tony Parker.
Now that Parker has reasserted himself as one of the top point guards in the NBA once again this season with a near-flawless performance in Game 2, he has a lot of people talking about him. The best story to emerge has come from Yahoo! Sports' Johnny Ludden.
Parker and Popovich will still bark at each other, and they did again Tuesday night after the Thunder clawed back into the game. But on this night, in this season, Parker sits no more. The ball found its way into his hands in the closing moments, and he darted through the Thunder for one final twisting layup.
After all these years, Parker's leading the Spurs just as he always said he could. After all these years, it's his team, his time.
The profile on Parker is one of the best of the NBA Playoffs, really, as it details all of the twists and turns the point guard has gone through in the NBA since coming over from France. It isn't thought of much these days, but at one time it seemed as though Parker was in Gregg Popovich's doghouse -- and Ludden's story brings great details to those days.
It's easy to take these Spurs for granted. Don't.
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