Parker vs. Paul no All-Star showdown so far
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs guard Tony Parker has a message for the Los Angeles Clippers after being held to just seven points in their playoff series opener: Keep it up.
Parker sounded content Tuesday with his lowest-scoring postseason game in eight years since the Spurs still took Game 1 from the Clippers and extended their winning streak to 15.
Parker finished 1-for-9 shooting but had 11 assists by finding open shooters when the Clippers swarmed him. Yet it made for an underwhelming All-Star showdown with Chris Paul, who scored just six points.
Paul wasn't as accepting of his worst playoff game since scoring four points against Denver in 2009. He said he must play better in Game 2 on Thursday night.