2009: Tim Duncan scores 30 and is still outshined by Tony Parker
The 2008-09 season started very shakily. The Spurs lost three straight to begin the season and were on their way to a fourth straight in Minnesota. Then, the duo of Tony Parker and Tim Duncan willed them to a much-needed victory.
By the end of the night, Duncan scored 30 points and pulled down 16 rebounds but still wasn't the player of the game. Tony Parker finished with a career-high 55 points in the win, shooting an insane 22-of-36 from the field. San Antonio needed double overtime but eventually prevailed 129-125.
2010: Tim Duncan shoots poorly, still has a 20-20 game
They say the great ones still impact the game even when their shot isn't falling. This January 2010 game against Atlanta was a prime example of that. On a night where he made just 5-of-20 field goal attempts, Tim Duncan still scored 21 points and pulled down 27 rebounds (including 10 offensive).
Duncan did the majority of his offensive damage at the free throw line, shooting a perfect 11-of-11. The Spurs won the game 105-90.
2011: The Spurs survive in Denver behind 28 from Duncan
Heading into Denver in December 2010, the Spurs had lost just three of their first 25 games. Despite 31 from Carmelo Anthony and 20 from Arron Afflalo, they were still able to escape the Pepsi Center with a win.
While Ginobili made the game-winning shot, Tim Duncan's 28 points and 16 rebounds paced San Antonio all night. San Antonio came away with a 113-112 win.
2012: The Spurs use a balanced attack to defeat Kevin Durant and company
In March 2012, the San Antonio Spurs traveled to Oklahoma City to face a 33-11 Thunder squad led by Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden. The stars all had incredible games, combining for 80 points, but it was an even more balanced effort by the Spurs that won the game.
Five Spurs scored 15+ points in the game: Tony Parker (25), DeJuan Blair (22), Danny Green (21), Tim Duncan (16), and Kawhi Leonard (15). As usual, Duncan grabbed an unusually high amount of boards in this one as well, coming down with 19. The Spurs took this one 114-105.