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Jan 23, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) shoots a free throw during the second half against the New Orleans Hornets at the AT

Tony Parker

This week the San Antonio Spurs, sometimes without their Big 3, played a full NBA schedule of five hard fought close games against Atlanta, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Dallas and Phoenix and won, giving themselves an eight game winning streak from last week.

Parker led his Tim Duncan-less team by scoring 23 points and distributing with 12 assists against the Atlanta Hawks. As soon as Atlanta got a lead in the first quarter, Tony Parker counters with a spin around move to the hole for an easy layup giving back San Antonio the lead.

Parker led their team against with 20 points and 8 assists after Tim Duncan’s return against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Parker then led his team with 24 points and 13 assists after Manu Ginobili’s return from injury against the New Orleans Hornets. In a hard fought game where San Antonio was mainly trailing, Tony Parker led a break with transitional layup +1 to take the lead.

Against a Dallas Mavericks team that scored 11 points in 52 seconds, Tony Parker led his team with 23 points, 10 assists. Tony Parker did it with a reinjuring of his eye that was injured during the summer and without Tim Duncan or Gregg Popovich.

Parker then led against the Phoenix Suns with 31 points, 7 assists. Every opportunity when the game was tied or close with Tony Parker would drive to the whole with a quick layup when the Spurs took the lead in the game.