Richard Jefferson and Manu Ginobili scored 22 points a piece as the San Antonio Spurs (6-1) extend their winning streak to five with a 107-95 victory over the injury riddled Los Angeles Clippers.
The Clippers (1-8) played without leading scorer Eric Gordon, big man Chris Kaman and veteran point guard Baron Davis.
Now let’s check the numbers that stood out in this Spurs’ recent win.
86.7 – The Spurs showed improvement from the foul line, they made 26-30 (86.7%) of their free throw shots, including 7-7 from Ginobili.
70 – The Clippers made their outside shots connecting of 7-10 (70%) from behind the arc. The Spurs weren’t that bad either, making 11-18 (61.1%) of their 3-point shot attempts, including 4-7 from Jefferson.
41– The Spurs controlled the boards on this one, out rebounding the Clippers 41-34.
25 – The Clippers are 1-25 in San Antonio during the Duncan era.
23 – The Spurs used their running game and was successful with it, they outscored the Los Angeles Clippers 23-11 on fast break points.
22– Ginobili and Jefferson scored 22 points a piece the lead the Spurs in scoring. Tim Duncan skipped the morning shoot-around because of flu-like symptoms played just 22 minutes and had 6 points and 6 boards.
18– Rasual Butler led the Clippers with 18 points and five rebounds. Also 18 is the current winning streak of the Spurs over the Clippers.
11 – The Spurs protected the paint pretty well, they had 11 blocks compared to the Clippers’ four. Duncan and Tiago Splitter had three blocks each.
8 – DeJuan Blair seem to get out of his shooting funk he scored 8 points on 4-9 shooting from the field and had 7 rebounds, one steal and one block in 28 minutes of action.
Rookie Watch: Splitter had 6 points, 4 rebounds and three blocks in just 16 minutes of action. James Anderson scored 7 points on 2-3 shooting from behind the arc. Gary Neal just played a little over a minute and had 1 point, one rebound and an assist. A bit surprising considering he played well in their previous game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
What’s Next? The Spurs will face Elton Brand and the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.