By Lauren Brill

The Global Top 10 is your weekly guide to NBA global news. In this week's edition find out who made the First All-Rookie Team, who kept their promise and who came through for their team in overtime.



Parker Keeps His Promise

Nobody likes a liar. In pursuit to keeping his promise that the Spurs would win Game 4, Tony Parker registered 21 points, eight dimes and six rebounds in the Spurs Game 4 100-80 victory over the Hornets. Distributing the ball well and forcing Chris Paul to commit four turnovers, the French-born athlete had a major impact on both ends of the floor. Although Parker kept his word, he didn't consider forcing the series to at least six games a major accomplishment as he told the media following the game, "We just did our job and won two games and now it’s back to 0-0 and Game 5 is going to be huge. They are going to be at home so they are going to play a little bit better, shoot the ball a little bit better and so we have to be ready for that."

The Spurs may not have played as well as they hoped in Game 5, losing 101-79 but when they came home for Game 6, San Antonio put on a show for its fans. Parker again did his part, logging 15 points and four dimes. The Spurs won Game 6 99-80 and now the series will be decided in a Game 7. So can the Spurs handle the pressure? Coach Gregg Popovich explained to the San Antonio News-Express, "NBA players who have gotten to this level, they embrace pressure. Pressure’s not a hindrance. Pressure is a fuel.”

Photo: Parker Plays With A Purpose