Parker sets Euro championship points landmark

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France's Tony Parker runs with the ball during the group A qualification basketball match between France and Poland at the EuroBasket 2015 in Montpellier on September 7, 2015 (AFP Photo/Sylvain Thomas) (AFP)
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Montpellier (France) (AFP) - France basketball superstar Tony Parker became the all-time points scorer in European Championship history when he scored a two pointer against Poland on Monday to move on to 1,032 points.

The 33-year-old -- Belgium-born but raised in France -- had drawn level with Greek legend Nikos Galis on Sunday when he scored 11 points in the game with Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Parker took his overall tally on to 1046 points by the end of the game, as he recorded a total of 16 points in the 69-66 victory over Poland.

Parker, who has won the NBA title on four occasions with the San Antonio Spurs, could have quite a battle to retain his record during the championships as another NBA star German Dirk Nowitzki has registered 1,013 points.