Tim Duncan and His Struggles

by November 15, 2010

The Spurs have continued to win at an impressive clip, despite the Big Fundamental’s shortcomings on the offensive end. The Express-News takes a closer look at the numbers: “Duncan’s six points  in the Spurs’ 117-104 victory at Oklahoma City Sunday night marked the third-straight game where he has failed to produce a double-figure scoring effort. Earlier, he scored seven points Saturday night against Philadelphia and six points against the Los Angeles Clippers. He’s never had three consecutive games with below double-figure scoring in the previous 986 regular-season games or 170 playoff games of his career. His scoring is down to 13.4 points per game and his rebounding is at 7.2 points per game. He’s clearly still an important member of the team, but is no longer their focal point as he was earlier in his career. Duncan saw David Robinson go through the same changes late in his career. Robinson was able to morph into a different kind of player who helped the Spurs win an NBA title in his final season in 2003.”