Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Suns

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The San Antonio Spurs won their 9th game in a row, beating the Phoenix Suns 118-110. The Suns played short-handed again following their blockbuster trade with Orlando Magic over the weekend.

Coach Alvin Gentry used just eight players against the Spurs, a night after an impressive victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Spurs used their depth to their advantage and remains on top of the NBA standings with a 24-3 record. 

What are the numbers that stood out in this Spurs’ recent win? Let’s find out!

80The Spurs had a huge advantage on free throw attempts and they capitalized on it, making 24-30 (80%) of their foul shots. The Suns connected on 12-16 (75%) of their free throws.

53.5 – The Suns had a good shooting night overall as they hit 46-86 (53.5%) of their shots from the floor. The Spurs weren’t that bad either making 43-89 (48.3%) of their field goals.

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San Antonio controlled the boards, out rebounding the Suns 43-35. 

40 – The Spurs outscored the Suns 40-24 in the third quarter to turn a close game into a blowout. 

27Both teams were atrocious from the 3-point line, the Spurs made just 8-29 (27.6%) of their three pointers while the Suns shot 6-22 (27.3%) from beyond the arc. Jared Dudley had a game-high 27 points for Phoenix. The Spurs had 27 assists for the game, the Suns had 23.

20-15The Suns had no answer for Tim Duncan who had a great all-around game. The Big Fundamental had 20 points, 15 boards, six assists, three blocks and two steals in 31 minutes of action.

14 – Chris Quinn scored five points, dished out three assists and grabbed a rebound in 15 minutes of playing time. The Spurs are now 14-0 when Quinn plays.  

9 – The Spurs had nine steals, three coming from Manu Ginobili. The Suns had five as a team.

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For the third straight game, Antonio McDyess was perfect from the floor. He is now 8-8 on field goal attempts since the game against the Denver Nuggets. He had four points and four rebounds for the Spurs.

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– The Spurs had six players in double figures, including all their starters. Matt Bonner added six points and four rebounds off the bench.

0Richard Jefferson, Neal, Bonner and Quinn had zero turnovers for the entire game.

Rookie Watch: Gary Neal is taking advantage of George Hill’s absence, He scored a team-high 22 points and had three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 31 minutes of action. Tiago Splitter received another DNP-CD (Did Not Play-Coach’s Decision).

What’s Next? The Spurs will conclude their three game homestand when they host the Denver Nuggets at the AT&T Center on Wednesday.

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