Spurs guard Tony Parker is slowly rounding into form and becoming healthy, scoring a season-high 32 points Sunday as he led San Antonio over the visiting Chicago Bulls 116-105.
Parker only committed a single turnover in the victory. He’s averaging 25 points in the past three games, and shot 13-of-19 and had two assists in 30 minutes against Chicago.
This was the Spurs’ fifth straight W.
Per the AP:
“Tony is playing at a high level again, that makes a big difference for them,” Chicago center Pau Gasol said. “It’s tough to beat them that way.”
Parker is returning to his All-Star form after being hindered much of the season by a strained hamstring that forced him to miss 13 games. He is again driving hard to the lane for his usual array of spins, layups, floaters and quick passes to teammates for corner 3-pointers. […] “I’m still dealing with some stuff, but I’m going to fight through it,” Parker said. “I’m tired of talking about it. I kept saying I’m going to fight through it and I would rather play than stay out.”
“He’s been in that mode for the last two or three games and feeling pretty confident about his health,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “He was very explosive today and played a decent number of minutes, too. I think he’s where we would like him to be.”