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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 9:00 am  |  12 responses

Tim Duncan Hits Game-Winner to Beat the Atlanta Hawks (VIDEO)

A historic night for Fundamental.

On a historic night during which Tim Duncan had 23 points and 21 rebounds, becoming the oldest player to post a 20/20, the future Hall of Famer capped things off with a silky jumper for the 102-100 Spurs win. Per the Express-News: “It hasn’t been the easiest start for 37-year-old Tim Duncan, who spent most of the opening month of his 17th season struggling to find a rhythm as his shooting percentage plunged below 40. But he picked a fine time to enjoy one of the greatest games of his career, exploding for 23 points and 21 rebounds to not only officially bust out of his slump, but torture former Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer — now Atlanta’s head coach — in the process. Duncan became the oldest player since at least 1985-86 to record a 20/20, beating Boston’s Robert Parish (1991) by 48 days. And that was only half the story. He capped his historic night by drilling the game-winning jumper with 0.4 seconds left to rescue the Spurs after they squandered a late seven-point lead. Nobody was less surprised by Duncan’s dominance than Budenholzer, who sat courtside for all 20 of Duncan’s previous 20/20s. ‘I’ve seen that very play,’ he said. ‘That’s a credit to them and their execution and to Timmy. He’s made that shot in a lot of games. Timmy’s a heck of a player, the greatest power forward ever. He did a heck of a job. I’m happy for him in a strange, pissed off kind of way.’”

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  • 360

    Greatest PF of all time still got it, not surprisingly.

  • MUBWAR

    i like his demeanor.

  • Dagger

    The most clutch big man I’ve ever seen play.

    Still remember that three against Phoenix, years ago. Remarkable.

  • Max

    As cool and calm as ever.

  • spit hot fiyah

    Where is i ball? Looks like Duncan woke up

  • Caboose

    That 3 is one of my all time favorite plays.

    Barbosa: “He’s not gonna shoot that…..OH SH!T”

  • Caboose
  • whooo!

    And the 23/21 came in just 35mins… crazy efficient. This outlet pass may have actually been more impressive than the gamewinner, though TD throws amazing outlets like this pretty regularly: http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1947083/duncangod.gif

  • Dagger

    I was pulling for the Suns and I still thought it was awesome.

  • Darksaber

    Oh, oh, ohhhh, he skipped a bit after that one. Milliseconds away from pulling the Antoine Walker shimmy. Always fun when Timmy reacts emotionally to a play.

  • Darksaber

    Manu’s pass was so good. had a layup, but full trust in his HOF-PF.

  • Ugh

    That was awful, awful rotation on the screen. They gave Timmy that basket.

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