The San Antonio Spurs have some young stars and having veterans like Parker and Ginobili will be an asset. Parker and Ginobili are not spring chickens anymore but their competitive spirits and fearlessness will be valuable for this team. Both players will not hesitate to shoot an open basket, hit a clutch shot or make a clutch play. The ability to remain calm and centered is a luxury that every playoff team needs in tight games.
2) Quarter Scoring:
Parker has averaged only 10 ppg this season, but he has showed glimpses in the last 10 games that he can still put up solid numbers. Ginobili only scored about 8 ppg but his role is to be a spark plug for the second unit and he has made timely plays all year. All the Spurs need for these veterans to do is to have one or two solid quarters, no one expects them to maintain it for whole game--that's Kawhi and Aldridge's job. From Parker they need him to get in the paint and hit a few outside jumpers and it changes the entire game; same can be said for Ginobili when his three ball is falling.
Parker and Ginobili's playoff run will be decided and rated heavily on their ability to hit the open basket. The corner three should be Parker’s go to basket in the playoffs, teams will like force him to make that shot (Shooting only 33% for the year). Ginobili will see his openings likely around the top of the key and on the break and he needs to watch his turnovers.
Parker and Ginobili still have a lot to give but they must take advantage of their open opportunities and stay in attack mode. The shots will be there all post-season long and they just have to capitalize on it.