Hornets news: Tony Parker becomes the second-oldest player in NBA history to post 20 points and 10 assists off the bench
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Tony Parker becomes the second-oldest player in NBA history to post 20 points and 10 assists off the bench

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Charlotte Hornets point guard Tony Parker reminded all of his critics on Tuesday he’s not washed and that he has a lot left in the tank.

During the Hornets’ 125-113 home win over the Miami Heat Tuesday night, Tony Parker scored 24 points and dished out 11 assists in 25 minutes of action. At 36-years-old, Parker became the second-oldest player in NBA history to post that stat line coming off the bench.

Tony Parker shocked the NBA world over the summer when he signed a two-year, $10.25 million free agent deal with the Hornets after spending the first 17 years of his NBA career with the San Antonio Spurs. Parker was apparently looking for a bigger role and wasn’t going to get that in San Antonio.

Tuesday night was his best game of the young season. Tony Parker entered the game against the Heat averaging 7.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists while shooting 42.9 percent from the field, 25.0 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free-throw line. Parker’s 24 points and 11 assists will increase his averages for the season.

The second year of the Tony Parker deal with the Hornets is non-guaranteed with a trigger date of July 4, 2019. If the Hornets pick up the second year of Parker’s deal, the point guard will make $5.25 million in 2019-20.