Tony Parker gets triple-double vs Rockets
Parker recorded the first triple-double by a Spurs player since Duncan had 15 points, 18 rebounds and 11 assists in a victory over the Warriors on Nov. 30, 2010.
It was just the 13th triple-double by a Spurs player in franchise history.
As thrilled as he was to have the statistical milestone, Parker was relieved it came in a victory.
“If we lose,” he said, “nobody would have cared. They would just be talking about ‘Linsanity.’
“Now that we won the game, it makes it even better because at the end of the day, people only care about wins.”
Had the Spurs lost, it would not have surprised Ginobili, who scored 27 points and five of the Spurs’ 14 in overtime.
A team playing without some of its best players can be a dangerous foe, something the Spurs proved when a roster missing Ginobili, Duncan, Parker and Danny Green almost defeated the Heat in Miami on Nov. 29.
-- San Antonio Express-News Blog