Ageless Tim Duncan Continues to Dominate

by May 27, 2013

37-year old Tim Duncan has the San Antonio one win away from reaching the NBA Finals, and regardless of what the calendar says, Timmy cannot be stopped. Per Yahoo! Sports: “Duncan scored seven of his 24 points in overtime while adding 10 rebounds, five assists and two blocks to spark the Spurs to a 104-93 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. With the Spurs now owning a commanding 3-0 lead in the series, Duncan is one more victory away from reaching his fifth NBA Finals and first since 2007. ‘I’m very focused on another opportunity to make it to another championship and trying to win,’ Duncan said. ‘I’m not worried about how old I am or whatever it may be. … We’ve been counted out for a bunch of years and we haven’t been there in forever. It would mean a lot. We obviously have one more game to win to get to that point, but I’m excited about the opportunity to get there.’ […] Duncan scored six OT points in the Spurs’ 93-89 Game 2 victory. He opened Game 3’s OT with a 19-foot jumper and a three-point play. He added a crunching screen on Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley and a nice no-look pass to Tiago Splitter that led to another basket. ‘He was huge the other night in overtime and got it done for us, and he did it again (Saturday night),’ Popovich said. ‘That’s why he is considered as great as he is for [16] years. He’s been unbelievable. He feels a responsibility to carry us in those kinds of times, and he did it again tonight.’ In the process, Duncan also moved ahead of Wilt Chamberlain for second in NBA playoff career double-doubles with 144 and passed Jerry West for sixth all-time on the playoff scoring list. Duncan, who is happy out of the spotlight, wasn’t moved by the accomplishments. Asked if the two benchmarks meant much to him, Duncan said: ‘It means I never know [about them] until you tell me.’ […] ‘This is a special run for me,’ Duncan said. ‘I really want to get this one done. I really want to get back to the Finals. I want to win another championship.'”