(TORONTO) — Rough back-to-back games for the Toronto Raptors: Tuesday night they became the latest victim of “Linsanity” and Wednesday, the Spurs (21-9) came into town and gave them the boot.
Point guard Tony Parker schooled the Raptors (9-22), scoring 34 points and dishing out 14 assists in the Spurs’ 113-106 win over Toronto for the Spurs’ ninth straight victory.
But even with Parker’s impressive game, he was answering questions about who else? Jeremy Lin.
“There’s no bigger story than Jeremy Lin right now. I’m happy for him,” said Parker of Lin. “It’s almost like you want to cheer for him. You want him to make every shot. His story is like a movie, and he’s performing every night right now.”
As for winning nine straight? “We’ve been on fire lately,” Parker said. “We’ve been playing very good basketball, moving the ball great.”
Tim Duncan had a quiet night with only 8 points in the win, and Manu Ginobili added 11 in his third game back since returning from a broken hand which kept him sidelined a month.
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Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire