After losing to the Houston Rockets, the Spurs came back to San Antonio to take on the Phoenix Suns. And in typical Spurs vs. Suns games, it came down to the final minutes.
The Suns came into this game on a 5-game winning streak and brought their high-scoring offense to San Antonio.
Let’s fast-forward to the fourth quarter.
It was a close game in the waning moments of the game and the Spurs were up by two points. Then, off a Spurs turnover, the Suns’ Jason Richardson had a chance to tie the game.
He had an uncontested dunk when this happened.
Also, Steve Nash passed up a wide open three-point shot opportunity to tie the game but instead, he passed the ball to Suns’ Channing Frye as the clock expired.
Suns lose to the Spurs. Final score 113-110, Spurs win.
Spurs fans can add this to the list of Suns failures against the Spurs along with Suns players coming off the bench in the Spurs vs. Suns playoff series when Robert Horry and Steve Nash got tangled up thus gaining suspensions for the next game, leaving Roger Mason wide open for a buzzer-beating three, never understanding defense wins championships, Nash passing up a three-point shot in today’s game, and the constant playoff dismissals by the Spurs.
Now for some stats:
- Richard Jefferson came off the bench for 20 points. Spurs are 6-0 when RJ scores 20 or more points. Hopefully Spurs fans will see more of this to end the season.
- Tim Duncan had 21 points and 10 rebounds.
- Antonio McDyess left the game with an injury scare, hyper-extending his left knee, but did come back into the game finishing with 12 points and nine rebounds.
- Tony Parker returned after dealing with stomach ailments, scoring 16 points.
- Spurs bench scored 55 points, led by Manu Ginobili’s 21 points and DeJuan Blair with 14 points.
- Spurs shot 4-14 (28.6%) from the three-point line, 23-28 (82%) from the free-throw line, committed 11 turnovers, and grabbed 41 rebounds.
- The Spurs beat an above .500 team and move their record to 33-24. They remain seventh in the Western Conference.