The San Antonio Spurs (7-1) extended their winning streak to six games. They led 39-28 at the end of the first quarter and never looked back.
The 76ers (2-8) showed little resistance and appeared tired playing the second night of back-to-backs.
Now, let’s check at the stats that stood out in this Spurs’ blowout victory.
52 – The Spurs dominated the paint and outscored the 76ers 52-38 on inside points.
47·- San Antonio also controlled the boards on this game, out rebounding the 76ers·47-38.
44.4 – Once again the Spurs made their outside shots, hitting 8-18 (44.4%) from beyond the arc, including 3-5 from Manu Ginobili. The 76ers were also effective from the three point line and connected on 4-9 (44.4%) of their 3 point attempts.·
39 – The Spurs scored a season-high 39 points in the opening period and protected the lead the rest of the way. The 76ers never recovered after falling behind 28-39 and the end of the first quarter.
36 -·The Spurs totally outran their opponents, they scored 36 fast break points compared to just 17 by the Sixers.
24 – Tony Parker had a game high 24 points as he led the Spurs’ offensive attack. Tim Duncan played just 24 minutes but had 7 points, six rebounds and a season-high five assist.
21·-·The Spurs continues to share the ball well. They had 21 assists for the game, seven coming from Parker, the 76ers only had 13 assists.
15·- Matt Bonner returned to action coming from an ankle injury, had 6 points and 5 rebounds in 15 minutes of playing time. With rookie James Anderson out with a stress fracture, Alonzo Gee played 15 minutes and had two points and two rebounds.
13 – After starting the season pretty slow, DeJuan Blair seem to be getting his rhythm. He had 13 points and 12 rebounds·for his first double-double of the season.
0·- George Hill had 16 points off the bench and did not commit a single turnover in 21 minutes of action.
Rookie Watch:·Tiago Splitter had·6 points, 3 rebounds, two assists and a steal in 19 minutes of action. Gary Neal had 5 points and 7 boards in 24 minutes of playing time.
What’s Next? The Spurs will visit Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder to complete their first set of back-backs for the season.