San Antonio Spurs: 3 Lessons Learned from the 3-0 Series Dominance over the Portland Trail Blazers

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1. Tony Parker is proving to be the best point guard in the NBA…PERIOD!

May 10, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) dribbles the ball around Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews (2) during the first quarter in game three of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

The only reason why I’m not on the phone calling Mrs. Lillard about what Tony Parker is doing to her son is because I don’t want to mess up her Mother’s Day.

Tony Parker is embarrassing Damian Lillard in this series. Tony Parker scored 20 of his 29 points in the first half. He has now scored 29 or more points in the three of the last four playoff games.

Here’s his stat line he scored his 29 points on an efficient 12-20 from the field. He knocked two from the land of plenty just before the end of the first half to put the Spurs up 58-35 on the way to a 60-40 halftime lead. He added six assists and one steal. What we are witnessing Spurs fans  is the definition of a player that actually knows how to play basketball. Tony Parker is controlling the entire game with the efficiency of his play at the point guard position.

As for Damian Lillard, he needs to take this series as a learning experience. He remind me of a high school kid at the YMCA who thinks he can play because he’s the best player on the block. He comes to play ball in a matching outfit with a fresh pair of Jordans. Tony Parker is the guy that comes in with an old pair of Pro Keds, cardigan shorts and an old Andy Gibb T-shirt. By the time the pick up games are over, the high school kid is getting laughed at and he has no idea why.

That’s how this series is going.

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