Parker rises up over Rockets with first triple-double

The San Antonio Spurs are riding high and withstood a 38-point barrage from the newest Rocket sensation guard Jeremy Lin while PG Tony Parker secured the first triple double of his career with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists.

”I’m thankful that I was able to get comfortable out there,” Lin said.  “But that’s definitely secondary to the fact that we blew another close game.  I had the ball to win it and didn’t even get a shot up. That one hurt.”

Gary Neal also had a productive night finishing with 29-points shooting 11-18 and 7-10 from the 3-point line.

”Gary was unbelievable,” Parker said. ”He made some big shots for us. He was the one who kept us in the game with timely 3s, very timely 3s in the fourth quarter and in overtime.”

The Spurs next face the streaking Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City.  The Jazz have won three of their last five games while the Spurs have not lost in December.

The next home game for the Spurs will be against the Boston Celtics Saturday December 15th.  Be sure to get your tickets soon!


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