Tim Duncan added another career milestone once again, Tuesday night, when the San Antonio Spurs defeated Utah Jazz 88-86, with the help of a jumper made by Kawhi Leonard in the last seconds of the game.
Tim Duncan got his 1,000th career victory and joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1074) and Robert Parish (1014) as the only players in NBA history to reach 1,000 regular-season wins, according to a report in ESPN.
“That’s a hell of a lot of wins,” reserve guard Patty Mills said based on a report in ESPN. “I can’t wrap my mind around that at all. That’s pretty incredible. Sacrifice, longevity, loyal, and genuine, I think. I think the word that covers all of that is professionalism. The way he handles and carries himself both on and off the court, I think, is what got him to this point at the moment. It’s a hell of an achievement and one that I’m very fortunate enough to be able to witness and rub shoulders with [him].”
This season came with overflowing achievements for Duncan as he recorded more career milestones in the past months.
With Duncan’s dominance under the basket, he became the sixth player in NBA reach history who made 15,000-plus rebounds when the Spurs defeated the Bulls in March. Also, Duncan joined Abdul- Jabbar as the only players in NBA history to make 25,000 points, 15,0000 rebounds and 3,000 blocks.
In November, Duncan, together with team mates Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, made new record for the most win by a threesome in NBA story wherein they moved past Boston’s Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish who got 540 wins. In this month, Duncan also beat Utah Jazz guard John Stockton’s record of 953 wins for the most wins with one team.
Here are some of the game highlights by Spurs Star Tim Duncan:
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