Tony Parker Leads Spurs in 109-98 Win Against Nuggets

By George Middleton

Many people think Tony Parker is washed up. Maybe he’s too old or maybe he’s not that good anymore. Wrong. On Wednesday night in a 109-98 Spurs win against the Nuggets (6-6), Parker looked like he was in his prime. The 33-year-old finished with 25 points and nine assists. What made it impressive was that he was going up against Emmanuel Mudiay, the seventh pick in the draft. Mudiay looked like the 14-year veteran in the game, as he went 2-of-12 for five points.

It doesn’t get any better for the Spurs (9-2). They won, and Parker showed flashes of his old self.

Nov 18, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9) talks to teammate

LaMarcus Aldridge

(R) during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio shot 49 percent from the field and only committed 10 turnovers in the contest.

It was simple the Spurs simply executed much better than the Nuggets, particularly early in the second half. San Antonio took control in the third quarter when they went up as many as 16 points.

Kawhi Leonard finished with 20 points and eight rebounds. Leonard’s defense on Danilo Gallinari, who went 2-of-9 from the field was key.

Nikola Jokic had the best game of his career for the Nuggets. Jokic finished with 23 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks. Gary Harris and Kenneth Faried wound up with 15 points apiece.

Manu Ginobili is expected to miss to the next two games with bilateral hip tightness.

The Spurs have now won six straight games.

Up next for the Spurs are the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night at the Smoothie King Center.

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