Tony Parker's Late Surge Sparks San Antonio Spurs in Win over Utah Jazz

By Juan Pablo Aravena
Russell Isabella – USA Today Sports

It’s often said that the stars of a team appear right when they’re needed the most. That was exactly what happened with Tony Parker, who took over the game in the final quarter to help the San Antonio Spurs to extend their winning streak to seven games as they rallied back to top the Utah Jazz 91-82.

The Spurs were down in the majority of the game and they entered the final quarter trailing, but the French floor general took control of the game to help the Spurs win a tough game on the road.

Parker stepped his game up in the final 12 minutes of play. Not only he scored 14 out of his 22 points, but he also started doing what he does best: attacking the rim and creating offense for his teammates. The Spurs found their shooting touch late in the game and thanks to solid performances from Boris Diaw and Tim Duncan, they swung the momentum their way against a Jazz team that has the worst record in the league so far.

Parker is picking it up right where he left off last season. The veteran is arguably the most important player of the team and their early success is in large part thanks to the stellar play of their no. 9. It’s not the first time that Parker has carried the Spurs’ offense this season. He alreadyled the team in the wins over the Phoenix Suns and the Golden State Warriors in what has been a tremendous start for the star.

The Spurs are dubbed as title contenders thanks to their great start to the season and if they can keep this level of play, they will be a tough matchup for any team.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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