Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Hornets

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The San Antonio Spurs improved to an NBA best 17-3, matching their best start in franchise history (2007-2008 season) by beating the New Hornets 109-84.

Unlike their two first meetings, this one was a blowout. The Spurs never trailed and even led by 38 points at one point in the game.

Let’s take a look at the numbers that stood out in this Spurs’ recent win.

58.6 – The Spurs shot a blistering 41-70 (58.6%) from the field and held the Hornets to just 33-75 (44%) field goal shooting.

50San Antonio made 11-22 (50%) of their 3-pointers while the Hornets just made 3-8 (37.5%).

46 - The Spurs won the inside battle outscoring the Hornets 46-40 on inside points.

29 – The Spurs shared the ball well, they had 29 dimes for the game compared to 22 for the Hornets.

25 – The Spurs’ 25 point win is their largest margin of victory this season.

19 – Tony Parker had a game-high 19 points and added six assists, three rebounds and two steals
 for the Spurs.

16 – Chris Paul led the Hornets with 16 points, eight assists, five rebounds and two steals.

13 – Richard Jefferson added 13 points and four rebounds for the Spurs. David West and Trevor Ariza had 13 each for the Hornets.

11Tim Duncan had 11 points, nine boards and two block shots in just 19 minutes of action. George Hill and Gary Neal added 11 points a piece for the Spurs.

10-8 – DeJuan Blair had 10 points and 8 rebounds in 29 minutes.

7 – The Spurs are 7-0 when they make at least 10 three-pointers for the game.

0 - Matt Bonner scored 14 points on 4-5 shooting from behind the arc and had zero turnovers for the game.

Rookie Watch: Gary Neal had 11 points, five rebounds, five assists and one steal in 33 minutes of action. While Tiago Splitter had five points two rebounds and one steal in 18 minutes

What’s Next? The Spurs will host the Golden State Warriors at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Wednesday.

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Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Hornets

statofgame10The San Antonio Spurs erased a 17-point deficit to beat the New Orleans Hornets 109-95 on the road.

Manu Ginobili scored 15 points in the second half to lead the come back and hand the Hornets their first home loss of the season.

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

109 - The Spurs’ 109 points were the most allowed by the Hornets this season.

65San Antonio outscored New Orleans 65-34 in the second half.

60.5The Spurs shot 23-39 (60.5%) in the second half including seven 3-pointers.

50 – The Hornets made 36-72 (50%) of their shots from the floor, including 5-11 (45.5%) from behind the arc.

42 – The Spurs controlled the boards and out rebounded the Hornets 42-34.

25 - The Spurs shared the ball well, they had 25 dimes for the game. Nine coming from Tony Parker. 

23 – Manu Ginobili had a great all-around game, he had 23 points, eight assists, seven rebounds, two steals and one block for the Spurs. David West led the Hornets with 23 points and seven boards.

21Tim Duncan scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and added two block hots, snapping a streak of 11 straight games in which he failed to score at least 20 points.

19 – Richard Jefferson added 19 points on 7-11 shooting for the Spurs.  

15 – Chris Paul had 15 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Hornets.

12 – George Hill scored 14 points off the Spurs’ bench, 12 coming in the second half.

7 – The Spurs improved to 7-0 on the road and remains the only undefeated team on the road in the NBA. The Hornets has now lost seven of their last nine games against the Spurs.

6 – Tony Parker had only six points and six rebounds in 32 minutes of action.

0 – Blair, Jefferson and Ginobili did not commit a single turnover for the entire game.

Rookie Watch:
Gary Neal had eight points, three rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes. While Tiago Splitter had five points and three boards in 11 minutes of action.

What’s Next? The San Antonio Spurs will visit the Golden State Warriors at the ORACLE Arena on Tuesday.

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Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Hornets

statofgame10San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich opted to bench Tim Duncan and Tony Parker for the entire fourth quarter with the Spurs trailing 76-60 entering the final period. As a result, the Spurs (1-1) lost to the New Orleans Hornets (3-0) 99-90 who remained unbeaten after three games.

It was the first lost of the season for the Spurs in only two games and it’s too early to tell on how will the team fare for the rest of the season. For now, let’s look at the numbers that stood out in this game.

63.6 – The Hornets had a great shooting night from behind the arc converting 7-11 (63.6%) of their 3-point attempts. The Spurs on the other hand, just made 6-26 (23.1%) of their 3 point shots.

50 – For the second straight game, the Spurs allowed their opponents to shot at least 50% from the field an indication that they need to improve a lot on defense. Also, the Spurs locked Tony Parker into a $50 million multi-year extension.

33 – The Hornets outscored the Spurs 33-18 in the third period that proved to be the turning point of the game.

38 – DeJuan Blair logged the most minutes in the game (38 minutes), and scored 4 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

25 – Chris Paul had a game high 25 points to go a long with 7 rebounds and 5 assists in just 31 minutes of action.

23 – Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 23 points and six assists in 37 minutes of playing time.

17 – The Hornets bench outscored the Spurs bench 35-25. With Marcus Thornton scoring 17 points off the bench.

2 – To sum up the Spurs woeful shooting from the floor, Tim Duncan (2-10), DeJuan Blair (2-10) and George Hill (2-7) only made two field goals each for the entire game.

What’s Next? The Spurs will try to bounce back on Monday when they visit the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. This could be the NBA debut of Tiago Splitter.

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