Parker, Spurs provide lesson plan

Updated: May 7, 2014, 4:08 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SAN ANTONIO -- For all the coming-of-age adulation poured on the Portland Trail Blazers' two-man tandem of Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge for their first-round success, the San Antonio Spurs made a pretty simple statement to open up the second round Tuesday: Don't forget for a second we still just might have the best player in the series in Tony Parker.

Parker prodded and probed his way to a game-high 33 points and nine assists, setting the tone for the Spurs' 116-92 conference-semifinals-opening ...

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