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The MVP candidate is showing up as expected. Sans a bruise to the calf by an unintentional kick from Andrew Bogut, the All-Star point guard is playing injury-free and has been looking himself, for the most part.
Undoubtedly, Tony's best outing of this series was Game 3, which reminded the rest of the world that this series has two superstar point guards.
Game 3 saw Tony erupting for 25 points in the first half and ending with 32 points on 13-of-23 shooting. This was the TP we all saw throughout his peak-playing of the regular season and it was a silent, precise and effective night from one of the most un-talked-about stars of the NBA today.
However, there's always a however.
Parker's field-goal percentage has seen quite the dip this series in comparison with his regular season averages. Regular season: 52 percent. Second round: 44 percent. This means he has either been not quite himself, or excellently defended.
Signs point to the latter. Warriors Coach Mark Jackson has been very effective in chasing Parker around the floor utilizing his young guards.
However, Tony has increased his points per game from 20.3 in the regular season to 24.3.
Come playoffs, there are certain players, such as Stephen Curry and Tony Parker, who you cannot stop.