Tony Parker was the difference for the Spurs, when the offense sputtered in Game Six vs. the Grizz. Parker attacked the basket with throw-back aggression and his uncanny ability to finish at the rim. His shots were decisive and he did not hesitate to score the ball and he didn’t completely defer to Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs’ offense needs a second scorer desperately, someone with a scorer's mentality--Parker has shown that he is still capable of being that guy.
Parker was the most efficient person on the Spurs in their Game Six victory over the Grizz, shooting a blazing 79% from the field. In his younger days Parker’s efficiency would rival those of the NBA’s best big men and tonight he reminded us of that throwback stat. He even made more baskets than Kawhi Leonard with 11 and was lights out from mid-range--only missing 3 of his 14 shots. Parker added to this by shooting 50% from the three-point line as well.
When Kawhi Leonard was doubled and the Spurs needed a bucket in the worse way, Tony Parker didn’t shy away from the spotlight. He hit 2-3 huge baskets down the stretch that aided tremendously in the Spurs’ victory. The team was in desperate need for someone else to hit big shots for them in the fourth quarter; the Grizzlies had made it clear they would not let Leonard alone beat them. So Parker did what Parker has always done...come up big in playoff games--showcasing his vintage skills.