Spurs milestone watch: Ginobili, Parker & Bonner


via: nba.comThe San Antonio Spurs 2012-13 season is inching closer which means a few franchise records will be eclipsed and milestones will be set with each passing game.

Here are a few milestones from Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, and Matt Bonner to keep an eye on throughout the Spurs' season:

Manu Ginobili is just three games played away from surpassing Sean Elliott for fifth place on the Spurs' all-time games played. Manu is at 667 games while Elliott finished with 669 games played. Ginobili also needs 85 game-minutes to surpass Bruce Bowen on the team's most minutes played list at eight. Ginobili (currently in ninth place) has 18605 minutes played while Bowen (currently in eighth place) finished with 18689 minutes played. Ginobili is also 177 points away from surpassing James Silas on the Spurs' most points list. Manu has 10114 points which places him at sixth place which Silas finished with 10290 points. Ginobili averages 15.2 points per game for his career.

Manu also need 206 field goals this season to pass Larry Kenon for eighth place on the Spurs' all time field goals made. Manu has made 3241 field goals while Larry finished with 3446 field goals. Ginobili averages 4.9 field goals made per game for his career. In the same vein, Manu has taken 7170 field goal attempts while Silas finished with 7373 attempts. Manu will need 204 field goal attempts for seventh place on the Spurs' all time field goal attempt list.

Tony Parker is 22 steals away from eclipsing Mike Gale on the Spurs' all-time steal list. Parker (currently at eighth place) has 782 steals while Gale finished with 803. For his career, TP averages one steal per game.

Matt Bonner needs 64 three-pointers to pass Elliott for third place on the Spurs' three-point field goals made. Bonner has swished 500 three-pointers while Elliott finished with 563. Matt averages 1.1 three-pointers made per game.

(stats via basketball-reference.com)