Tony Parker's 18 assists are tied for 2nd-most in Spurs playoff history, 2 shy of Johnny Moore's 20 in 1983.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 22, 2013
All night long, Parker was finding open shooters and streaking slashers, with shot after shot falling for the first three quarters.
San Antonio's second quarter was an amazing all-around performance, with the team notching an assist on each of its 11 field goals in the quarter. Parker was able to pick up six of those 11 assists, but somehow that wasn't the most impressive stretch from the Frenchman on the evening.
Perhaps most impressive, San Antonio came up with 11 field goals in the third quarter, 10 of which involved Parker. Parker assisted on the first eight, scored the next two and then Manu Ginobili came home with a selfish layup with four seconds left in the quarter.
In all, Parker had a hand in 24 consecutive points.
He had 16 assists after that eight-dime third, but his teammates suddenly stopped making shots in the fourth.
Zero assists came Parker's way in the period as the Spurs scored just nine points.
Parker, not generally known for putting up huge assist numbers (he averages six per game in his career and 7.6 per game this season) actually set his previous career-high earlier last season.
With a dime dropped to Tim Duncan on the first play of overtime in San Antonio's playoff win, Parker was able to tie that mark, and another dish to Duncan to give the Spurs a four-point lead with a minute remaining put him in uncharted territory.