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A Tale of Two Point Guards In Salt Lake City

The Spurs continue to struggle.  Well, at least as much as a 28-15 team can struggle.

Last night's loss to the Jazz was one more bit of frustration for the black and silver this season, and one would have to imagine it was particularly painful for one Mister Tony Parker.

Fortunately for Parker, his 1-for-7 shooting from the field wasn't actually that much worse than the 3-for-12 of his point guard counterpart, Deron Williams.

As for the rest of the point guard battle, well, not so much for TP.

Parker: 3 assists, 0 steals, 4 turnovers

Williams: 14 assists, 4 steals, 3 turnovers

When the reigning Finals MVP point guard turns it over more times than he assists a basket, chances are his team isn't going to have the world's greatest shot to win.

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The floor generals' numbers were fairly indicative of the overall situation for their respective teams, as the Spurs tallied just 11 assists to 19 turnovers, an absolutely abominable mark for them.  Meanwhile, Utah went for 28 dimes to 16 giveaways.  In some regards, it's amazing that the Spurs were even in this game given those figures.

You know what else is amazing?  That the best point guard in basketball this season went for 23 points, 17 assists, 9 rebounds and just 3 turnovers in another win for the team with the Western Conference's best record.   Get in line, Deron and Tony.  Chris Paul is a stud.

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