Even though San Antonio Spurs forward Tracy McGrady didn't fill up the stat sheet in his team's 109-91 win on Tuesday night, his appearance in Game 5 had significance; it was the first time the former All-Star played in the second round of the NBA Playoffs.
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It was with an uninspiring line to be sure -- zero points, two rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot -- that he finished the game. But for a player who will go down as one of the greatest scorers of his era, it was a significant career achievement.
The seven-time All-Star signed with the Spurs for the remainder of the season on April 16. With the team on the brink of advancing to the Western Conference Finals and potentially the NBA Finals, he could be in store for a few more career milestones before he hangs up his sneakers.
Over his 15-year career, McGrady averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 0.9 blocks per game. He likely won't ever get close to that type of production again, but to at least be a part of a championship-caliber team is meaningful.