QUICKCAP: Parker Leads Spurs In Game Three Win Over Warriors, 102 to 92

By Michael Rehome

May 10, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9) looks to pass the ball against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter of game three of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The San Antonio Spurs did what they had to do in game three against the Warriors, find some way to cool down Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry.

Mission Accomplished.

Though defensive pressure could be the case, both Thompson and Curry did not shoot the ball well, at all.  Tony Parker in the first half was unstoppable, scoring 25.  He finished the game with 32.

In the first half San Antonio played as great of basketball as they have the first two games of this series.  In the second half, it was a different story.  Turnovers helped the Warriors chip away at the lead.  Spurs gained control and Parker and Duncan led them to a much needed victory in game three.

With Parker having his best game of the series, many left Duncan open as he took advantage finishing the game with a double-double.  TD finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds on the night.

What stuck out to me the most in this game wasn’t the play of Parker or Duncan, but that of Corey Joseph.  The kid is turning out to be one hell of a defender.  He came in and provided some minutes off the bench and did a really good job on Jarrett Jack.

With the win, San Antonio leads the series 2-1.  Game four will be Sunday afternoon at 2:30 Central Standard time on ABC.