Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Clippers

statofgame10The Los Angeles Clippers ended an 18-game skid against the Spurs by beating NBA leading San Antonio 90-85 at the Staples Center on Wednesday night.

The Clippers have the league’s worst record at 4-15, but still beat a team with the NBA’s best record for the second time in 10 days, following a similarly stunning win over the New Orleans Hornets.

Baron Davis had seven points and 10 assists in his return from a an injury.

It’s now time to look at the numbers that stood out in this Spurs’ recent loss.

56 – The Clippers established their inside game and outscored the Spurs 56-34 on inside points.

50 – The Clippers controlled the boards, out-rebounding the Spurs 50-43. 

49.3 – The Clippers connected on 37-75 (49.3%) of their field goal attempts while the Spurs just made 32-90 (35.6%) of their shots from the floor.

31-13Blake Griffin had a monster game, he 31 points, 13 boards, four assists and two steals. 

21 – Eric Gordon added 21 points, six rebounds and two assists for the Clippers. 

17George Hill led the Spurs with 17 points, three steals and two assists off the bench.

8 – Tim Duncan only scored eight points, after posting a triple-double performance against the Golden Sate Warriors last Tuesday. DeJuan Blair had eight points and three rebounds in 15 minutes of action. The Spurs committed just eight turnovers compared to the Clippers’ 19 for the entire game.

0 – Richard Jefferson added 13 points and nine rebounds and had zero turnovers in 33 minutes of playing time.

Rookie Watch: Gary Neal had 12 points and five rebounds in 19 minutes of action. While Tiago Splitter had four points and a rebound in seven minutes.

What’s Next? The Spurs will host the Minnesota Timvberwolves at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Friday night.

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Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Clippers

statofgame10The San Antonio Spurs got their first road win of the new season by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 97-88 at the Staples Center.

It was the fourth straight loss for the Clippers (0-4) who played without Baron Davis. The Spurs (2-1) beat the Clippers for the 17th straight time.

Tiago Splitter played in his NBA debut in limited action and George Hill only played six minutes because of a flagrant foul committed on him by Clipper’s forward Craig Smith. Smith was subsequently ejected from the game.

The Spurs used their depth to win this one and it’s time to check on the numbers that stood out on the teams’ recent win.

80 – The Spurs made 12-15 (80%) of their foul shots compared to the Clippers who only converted 8-16 (50%) of their free throws.

46.3 – For the first time in three games, the Spurs held their opponents to less than 50% shooting from the field, holding the Clippers to a 46.3% shooting from the field while making 48.1% of their own shots.

42.9 – After making just 23.1% of their three point attempts against the Hornets, the Spurs converted 9-21 (42.9%) of their three point shots against the Clippers. Including 4-8 (50%) from Gary Neal and 2-3 (66.7%) from James Anderson.

42 – The Clippers dominated the paint outscoring the Spurs 42-36 on inside points with Griffin and Kaman combining for 35.

32 – The Spurs bench outscored the Clipper’s bench 32-7. Sixteen coming from Neal and eight from Anderson.

23 – Eric Gordon led all scorers with 23 points, including a career high 11 assists.

19 – Tony Parker led the Spurs with 19 points, 9 assists and 3 steals.

16 – Gary Neal provided the offensive spark off the Spurs’ bench. He scored 16 points, grabbed six boards and dished out two assists.

10 – Tiago Splitter played 10 minutes and had 2 points, 2 rebounds and a steal in his NBA debut.

0 – DeJuan Blair went scoreless in 20 minutes of action and took just one field goal attempt, he had 5 rebounds, an assist and a block. Richard Jefferson had zero turnover in 31 minutes of playing time and added 18 points for the Spurs.

What’s Next? The Spurs will continue their road trip on Wednesday when they visit the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Spurs will be looking for some revenge after being swept by the Suns in the playoffs last season.