The French player Tony Parker is currently in great shape. Last December 10, the trice NBA champion achieved the first triple-double of his career: 27 points, 12 assists, 12 rebounds.
Last night, for the fifth time in December, the leader of the Spurs topped the 20 points. An additional line on his card already well supplied.
But the 22 units and 7 assists of TP were not enough to the Spurs EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. San Antonio, which had won 11 of its last 12 games, dropped in Utah (99-96).
Blame it on a big air pocket in the second quarter (31-16) and the duo Paul Millsap (24 pts, 12 rbs)-Al Jefferson (21 pts) and despite a bulimic Tim Duncan in the racket (22 pts, 21 rbs).
A performance choice for “TP” who chained the highest level games since the beginning of the season.