Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker set record for most playoff wins by duo
NBA.com Global on Apr 24, 2018 07:00 AM
FILE - SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 18: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Manu Ginobili #20 and Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs warm up before the game against the LA Clippers on December 18, 2017 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
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In addition to keeping their 16th season together season alive, long-time San Antonio Spurs teammates Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker made history with Sunday's (Monday, PHL time) victory over the Warriors.
The result gave them 132 wins together, more than any other tandem in league annals. Not surprisingly given their many years together, the previous record had been held by Parker and Tim Duncan, followed closely by Duncan and Ginobili.
With the @spurs Game 4 victory, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker (132) have become the winningest duo in #NBAPlayoffs History.— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) April 23, 2018
2) Tim Duncan and Tony Parker (131)
3) Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili (126)
4) Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher (123)
5) Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen (117) pic.twitter.com/rf5eGmnHSP
In addition, Ginobili scored 16 points in the win, marking the most for a player aged 40 or older since Tim Duncan had 19 points in a 113-99 Spurs loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on May 12, 2016. Ginobili became the fourth player with 16-plus points in a playoff game at age 40 or older, joining Duncan, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
However, Ginobili’s 16 points does not rank in the top 20 (Kareem had many games over 17-plus points at 40 or older).