Tony Parker sets Spurs record for most points during Rodeo Road Trip
This is another cool accolade under Tony Parker’s name. It’s not as prestigious when compared to the other ones he has, but it’s definitely a testament to his contributions to the well-respected San Antonio Spurs franchise.
En route to scoring 17 points and four assists in just 21 minutes during Tuesday’s 117-109 loss to the Denver Nuggets, Parker became the team’s career leader in points under the annual Rodeo Road Trip.
The Spurs’ official Twitter account did not forget the nice milestone:
With that bucket, Tony Parker now has the Spurs' record for career points on the Rodeo Road Trip with 1,859. pic.twitter.com/qZWMVHvZng
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) February 14, 2018
The Rodeo Road Trip, as you may know, is part of the Spurs’ yearly NBA calendar. It’s where they play consecutive road games in February, a crucial part of the season wherein teams are experiencing slumps, up-and-down stretches, or other sudden obstacles – and it happens to anyone in the league.
Unlike previous seasons, Parker and company are having a tough ride at the rodeo. Following the said defeat, they have now dropped three-straight in the road trip (1-3 in total). It’s strange that the Spurs are in such funk considering they are shooting better and averaging more points, rebounds, assists, and blocks than their opponents in that span.
There’s still one game left in the trip, though, so they will have one more chance at gaining some confidence back before heading to the All-Star break. They’ll play eight of their next 11 games at home after that.
The Spurs are 35-24 on the year and third in the Western Conference standings. Considering their current state, they are in danger of ending the franchise’s streak of 20-straight 50-plus-win seasons. To keep the streak alive, Gregg Popovich and his men should only have eight losses in their final 23 games.