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Tony Parker is the most underrated point guard in the NBA

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Tony Parker put on an absolute point guard masterclass last night as the San Antonio Spurs romped to victory against the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Frenchman rolled back the years and used everything he has learnt in his thirteen years as an NBA point guard. 

The 31-year old made his opposite number, young upstart Damian Lillard, look like a rookie and not the All-Star that he was named earlier in 2014.

Parker tallied a huge 33 points in the game last night at the AT&T Center as Gregg Popovich's men ran out comfortable 116-92 winners to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

Parker played 36 minutes last night - no player averaged over 30 for the Spurs in the regular season - shot 13 of 24 from the field, 6/7 from the charity stripe, and had 9 assists to go along with it in a performance that boasted a +27 PER.

He also limited Lillard to 17 points and 3 assists shooting just over 33% on the night.

It is a crime that Parker has only been to six All-Star games, considering Joe Johnson has been to seven of the games, the three-time Champion should have more appearances under his belt in the game.

Parker has been one of the truest PG's in the league for over a decade now, putting in excellent skilful performances near enough every time he has stepped out on to the court. 

In the Finals last year, Parker excelled against the Miami Heat. It will take a hell of a performance to stop him from gaining a fourth championship ring this summer.

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