Tim Duncan held scoreless for first time in his career
On Saturday night, the Spurs beat the Rockets at home, 121-103. That in and of itself isn’t notable—the Spurs are a much better team than the Rockets, and easily the second-best team in the NBA behind the Warriors. But something happened in the game that hasn’t happened in 19 years: Tim Duncan failed to score a point. He was held scoreless for the first time in his career, just barely edging out Karl Malone for the longest such streak, according to ESPN:
It’s a pretty mind-blowing stat, not only because his number and Malone’s are so close, but the idea that Duncan has played 19 seasons and never once not scored a point before Saturday. That’s unreal.