San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker has been responsible for the three biggest shots of the Spurs’ season.
Last night he hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in New Orleans. In the Spurs’ 86-84 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Parker hit a desperation 3-pointer from the corner that knotted the score at 84 with 28.3 seconds left.
On the ensuing possession, Kawhi Leonard jumped the passing lane, intercepting Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook’s ill-advised pass. It was Westbrook’s sixth turnover of the night and a costly one given the circumstances.
The turnover set up the next possession in which Parker utilized three consecutive screens to separate himself from Westbrook — though Westbrook essentially removed himself from the play by taking an awful “angle” on the play — before receiving the pass from Danny Green. He took one dribble inside the 3-point line before lofting the eventual game-winner over the NBA’s leading shot blocker Serge Ibaka.