Tony Parker Gets His First Career Triple-Double December 11, 2012 10:39
Tony Parker got his first ever career triple-double last night, as the San Antonio Spurs took on the Houston Rockets.
Parker went for 27 points, to go with 12 rebounds and 12 assists, leading the Spurs to a 134 - 126 win over the Rockets in overtime.
When interviewed after the game, Parker confirmed how important the win was to go alongside the triple-double, "I was like: 'Man if we lose, nobody is going to care'. Now that we won the game it makes it even better, because at the end of the day people only care about wins.''
While Parker takes the limelight, he wasn't alone in putting together a stella performance. His teammate, Gary Neal, had a career-high 29 points, shooting 7-of-10 from 3-point range, and Jeremy Lin put up a career-high tying 38 points for the Rockets.
With James Harden on the bench with a sprained ankle, Lin stepped up, with this being only the second time that he has scored over 20 points since joining the Rockets in the Summer.