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If it had not yet become clear, Tony Parker's playoff run ensured the NBA world that he was the league's best point guard. Dominating opponent after opponent, he soon found himself in the Finals, along with the team that he carried to the championship.
Many expected his NBA Finals campaign would hum a similar tune, with Parker carrying San Antonio's weight.
Unfortunately, barring a complete turnaround, it does not appear as though Parker will claim his second Finals MVP accolade in 2013.
His initial performance was spectacular, as Parker produced a game-high 21 points. More impressively, 10 of those came in the final quarter.
His off-balanced dagger will forever be etched into highlight reels and his performance in the opening game may go down as one of the best of his career.
Since then, Parker hasn't lived up to his lofty expectations. His Game 2 performance was forgettable, scoring just 13 points on 5-14 shooting. His five turnovers didn't help his struggle to score.
His Game 3 performance wasn't any better, as the All-Star point guard scored just six points before exiting with a hamstring injury—something that can only hinder Parker's performance going forward.
The Spurs' star has only shown his maximum production on one occasion thus far, with the other two being fairly mediocre—at least for Parker's standards.