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.
50 – San 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.
11 – Tim 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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