As noted by French national teammate Nicolas Batum – albeit jokingly – Tony Parker is not known for his three-point shooting. In fact, he shot just 23 percent from beyond the arc last season, practically making him a liability when it comes to long-range shots. That didn’t stop the guard from launching a crucial three-pointer for the second consecutive night at a critical juncture in the fourth quarter – and nailed it again.
Parker hit a dagger three in the first game of the season against the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday to put his team up for good with about 50 seconds remaining in the game, and he did so again on Thursday night – this time tying up the game against the Thunder with just under 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter. As if that wasn’t enough, he went ahead and knocked down the game-winning jump shot, which prompted Batum to react again: