Tony Parker scored 19 and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Boston Celtics, 104-93. This is the 8th win in a row for San Antonio (10-1). The streak began with a 102-94 victory over Denver on November 5th.
Parker went 6-11 from the field and 7-8 from the free throw line. Other top contributors for San Antonio included Kawhi Leonard with 16 points and 8 rebounds, Tim Duncan with 13 points and 9 rebounds, and Tiago Splitter with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Despite the loss, Avery Bradley scored 19 points for Boston on 9-18 shooting. Jared Sullinger chipped in 19 points and 17 rebounds.
As expected, the Celtics offense did not have its best game, struggling to score against the elite Spurs defense that ranks third in the league with a defensive efficiency of 55.7. They registered just 0.953 points per possession in this game, and rank 26th in the NBA with an offensive efficiency of 96.3 on the season.
Boston (4-9) has now lost 5 straight contests.
Coming up next, the Spurs square off with the Memphis Grizzlies, who are 7-5 on the year. The Celtics go up against the Indiana Pacers, currently 10-1 this season. The Spurs have a 1-0 record against Memphis this season.