Tony Parker says Warriors need more titles to be compared with Spurs, MJ’s Bulls

Tony Parker says Warriors need more titles to be compared with Spurs, MJ’s Bulls

The San Antonio Spurs will be hosting the Golden State Warriors on March 19 in one of the most anticipated games of the year. A win over the Spurs on Saturday will increase the Warriors’ chance to get the NBA record of 73 wins in a season.

However, Spurs guard Tony Parker respectfully told San Antonio Express-News that this Golden State team is not the best in NBA history. “I’ll say they’ve been having an unbelievable season,” he said.

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The 33-year-old Frenchman mentioned that winning 70 games in a regular season is very impressive. However, he noted the longevity of success and the number of NBA titles measures a team’s greatness.

“Compare them to the Bulls. They won six in eight years. So you have to give a little bit of time to that team to see how well they’re going to do over 10 years, the longevity. Like us, the Spurs, we won five titles since ’99. That’s how you judge teams,” Parker added.

The defending champions appear ready for the Spurs this Saturday as they defeated the Dallas Maverick on Friday, 130-112. Steph Curry almost had a triple-double with 31 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists.

Klay Thompson added a game-high 39 points and 10 threes made. However, center Andrew Bogut suffered an injury to his left big toe and may not play against the Spurs.

The last time San Antonio faced Golden State, they were blown out of the Oracle Arena by 30 points. This time, the Spurs are putting their 34-0 record at AT&T Arena for the season and a 43-game home winning streak overall on the line.

On the other hand, the Warriors are trying to snap a 32-game losing streak in San Antonio. The last time Golden State won a regular season game in the Alamo City was back in Feb. 14, 1997. The Warriors won a game in San Antonio during their 2013 Western Conference Semifinals matchup.

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