By Lauren Brill

The Global Top 10 is your weekly guide to NBA global news. In this week's edition find out who helped their team make a comeback, who stuffed the stat sheet and who made a season-saving shot.



Parker Nails Crucial Shot

Things may not have played out the way Spurs coach Gregg Popovich envisioned, but he couldn’t be happier. San Antonio entered the fourth quarter of Game 7 up by 15 points but its final period was anything but smooth. The Hornets looked to be making a comeback and brought the game within three with 1:37 left on the clock. On the verge of a fourth-quarter breakdown, San Antonio needed a boost and fast. The reigning champs had a play set up for Manu Ginobili. “I ran ‘wedge roll’ for Manu because I wanted him to get to the free-throw line," Popovich explained to the San Antonio Express-News. But the plans fell through and the ball landed in the hands of last year's Finals MVP Tony Parker. Parker at the time had missed 6-of-9 from the floor in the second half. But the French native rose to the occasion, nailing a jump shot that sealed the win and saved his team's season. Parker finished with 17 points and five dimes in the Spurs' 91-82 victory. The point guard's shining moment was his big shot down the stretch. Following the game the Popovich explained the magnitude of the jumper as he told the San Antonio Express-News, “He came off that pick and just knocked it down. That took it from three (points) to five. I told the team: Biggest shot of the game."