Veteran center still making the difference for the Spurs.
San Antonio Spurs veteran ace Tim Duncan made history on Monday night en route to leading his team to a 102-100 win over the Atlanta Hawks at the AT&T Center.
Duncan, 37, became the oldest player in NBA history to record a game with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds. Furthermore, he capped the night off with a winning jump-shot with 0.4 seconds left on the clock to secure the result and help San Antonio improve to 15-3.
“We never lost trust in (Duncan). We would we crazy if we did,” long-time team-mate Manu Ginobili told reporters after the game.
It was the 22nd time that Duncan had registered a 20-20 night, the last time was almost a year ago when he had 22 points and 21 rebounds against the Utah Jazz.
The Spurs legend has endured a slow start to the season but insisted after the game that he is beginning to find his feet as his fitness and timing improves.
In what was a renaissance season for the big man last year, he is hoping to put the disappointment of the Finals behind him in order to secure another championship before he decides to call time on his glittering career in the NBA.