Parker beats the buzzer to stun OKC
SAN ANTONIO - The Associated Press
Parker (L) shoots in the last second to help the Spurs beat the Thunder. EPA photoSan Antonio’s Tony Parker sank a 21-foot jumper as time expired and the Spurs won a thrilling reprise of last season’s Western Conference finals, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 86-84 on Nov. 1.
Parker scored the last of his 14 points while Serge Ibaka - the NBA’s leading shot-blocker last season - ran at him full steam. The All-Star guard calmly swished a long jumper from the left wing before breaking into a long, sustained scream while his teammates mobbed him.
Thunder’s Kevin Durant led all scorers with 23 points.
Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 20 points and eight rebounds. Parker also had 11 assists and hit a 3-pointer with 28.4 seconds left that tied the game and set up his buzzer-beater on the next possession.