Spurs Take 9-1 Standings Lead Behind Heartbroken Parker’s Play
The San Antonio Spurs are off to their best start ever at 9 and 1, after defeating the Chicago Bulls, 103-94 last Wednesday.
And it had to be on the same night that the top scorer Tony Parker was divorced by his wife of three years, actress Eva Longoria.
The French point guard who notched 21 points and seven assists to lead San Antonio in stopping Chicago’s four-game winning streak, was calm and civil as he answered questions from the press just hours after the news broke that the Desperate Housewives actress had filed a divorce from the three-time NBA champion. Parker only accommodated three questions about the divorce, before finally finishing his presscon appearance for only a couple of minutes. A Spurs official threatened the press to cut off access from Parker if they ever attempt to ask him personal questions.
Derrick Rose was the game’s leading scorer with 33, but not even his heroics were enough to counter the one-two-three punch of Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, who combined for 57 points, a little over half of the team’s total score. The other starter Richard Jefferson, was equally crucial with 12 points in securing the eighth straight win for the Spurs, who are now tied with the New Orleans Hornets at first spot in the Western Conference.
The Spurs are set to take on the Utah Jazz this week.