The San Antonio Spurs extended their winning streak to 11 games with a 106-97 victory over the Orlando Magic.
The Spurs may have faced their toughest test of the young season and prevailed late for an NBA-best record of 12-1. Orlando Magic’s four game winning streak was snapped.
Now it’s time to look at the numbers that stood out in this Spurs’ latest victory.
63.2 – San Antonio made 12-19 (63.2%) of their shots from behind the 3-point line, including all five of their attempts in the fourth quarter.
40 – The Orlando Magic controlled the boards and out rebounded the Spurs 40-31.
32 – The Spurs used a strong fourth quarter run to put the game away, they outscored the Magic 32-20 in the final period.
26 – Dwight Howard had a game-high 26 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Magic.
25 – The Spurs shared the ball better, they had 25 assists compared to the Magic’s 19. Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 25 points, nine assist and six rebounds.
24 – Tony Parker had a great all around game, he had 24 points, 10 assists and three rebounds for San Antonio.
15 – Tim Duncan had 15 points, four rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocks in 28 minutes. Matt Bonner also had 15 points on 4-4 shooting from beyond the arc. Jameer Nelson had 15 points and five assists for the Magic.
9 – The Spurs took care of the ball, they only committed nine turnovers for the game compared to the Magic’s 16.
7 – Both the Spurs and the Magic had seven steals. Duncan and Howard had three steals a piece for their respective teams.
2 – Duncan and Howard had two blocks shots each.
0 – Jefferson, McDyess and Bonner had zero turnovers for the entire game.
Rookie Watch: After playing 26 minutes against the Cavaliers, Tiago Splitter just played less than minute and was scoreless. Gary Neal was also scoreless in 11 minutes and had one rebound.
What’s Next? The Spurs will visit the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center in Minnesota on Wednesday.
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