NBA Update: Tim Duncan Sets New Record, Spurs Beat Knicks
Tim Duncan added another feather on his cap. The veteran has now won more games for San Antonio Spurs than any other player in the league for a single team, after Duncan and his teammates edged past New York Knicks on Monday.Advertisement
Spurs won 94-84. Kawhi Leonard is becoming a new star in San Antonio’s roster. LaMarcus Aldridge has started playing a key role for his side. Duncan now needs to find a new role for himself to fit in the Spurs’ team.
”I’m still trying to figure that out,” Duncan said after winning on Monday. ”I’m not really sure what it is yet, but I’m trying to figure it out.”
Duncan posted 16 points to set up his new milestone. He had 10 rebounds and six assists during his 954th win with a single team, a new NBA record. Kawhi Leonard was the mainstay in the Spurs side with 18 wins and 14 rebounds. Aldridge notched up 19 points to ease Spurs’ win.
Duncan surpassed hall of fame point guard John Stockton of Utah Jazz, who had earlier secured 953-551 win record. Duncan has 954-381 win record in his 18th NBA season.
His old colleague Tony Parker also scored 16 points. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 19 points, though he struggled with his 4-of-17 shooting.