Tim Duncan recorded the second triple-double of his career and rookie point guard Tony Parker scored 21 points as the Spurs won the 2002 playoff opener against Gary Payton and Seattle Supersonics in the legendary Alamodome.
Duncan finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in 37 minutes for the Spurs, who broke open the game by making 15 of 20 shots in the third quarter. Duncan also had five blocked shots.
Timmy took only 13 shots in this game but he was the best player on the court by far
"His maturity is really showing," Duncan said of the 19-year-old Parker. "He took the shots that were there and didn't try to do anything special."
Spurs won this one 110:89.