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!
80 – The 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.
43 – 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.
27 – Both 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.
20-15 – The 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.
8 – 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.
6 – The Spurs had six players in double figures, including all their starters. Matt Bonner added six points and four rebounds off the bench.
0 – Richard 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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