Tony Parker, Keith Bogans

Tony Parker (AP)

Even without Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, the San Antonio Spurs blew out the Brooklyn Nets 111-86 Sunday night, mostly thanks to their stellar point guard Tony Parker. Parker, who finished with 29 points and 10 assists, seemed to toy with the Nets at will, hitting shot after shot and finding open teammates for three-pointers throughout the game.

"The strategy was to get as much help as we could for the guy that was covering him," coach P.J. Carlesimo said after the game, "play his pick and rolls. If he beat us, make him beat us outside. ... The strategy obviously wasn't good enough for Tony tonight."

Gerald Wallace was more blunt about it: "Tony Parker runs the pick-and-roll pretty much better than anybody in the NBA."

It wasn't a stroke of magic, nor a stroke of luck, it was merely a great player reading the game and making the right decision in the pick-and-roll. Let's take a look.... MORE →