The San Antonio Spurs started their annual Rodeo Road Trip on the wrong foot, losing to a badly depleted Portland Trail Blazers team 99-86.
What are the numbers that stood out in this Spurs’ recent loss? Let’s find out!
87.5 - The Blazers shot very well from the foul line making 21-24 (87.5%) free throws. The Spurs shot a measly 8-15 (53.3%) of their free throw attempts.
44.4 – The Spurs shot fairly well from beyond the arc, making 8-18 (44.4%) of their 3-pointers, while the Blazers were only 2-13 (15.4%) from the 3-point area. Portland also won the inside game, outscoring the Spurs 44-38 on inside points.
40 – As if to sway coaches to vote for him as an All Star reserve, LaMarcus Aldridge scored a career high 40 points and added 11 boards helping the Blazers defeat the league leading Spurs.
37 - Both teams were even in the rebounding department finishing with 37 a piece.
21 - Wesley Matthews added 21 points for the Blazers and was picked for the sophomore squad.
17 – Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 17 points, four rebounds, four steals and two assists.
15 - Tim Duncan added 15 points and seven rebounds in 30 minutes for San Antonio.
14 – DeJuan Blair had 14 points and 12 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season, but had only one rebound after the half. He was also selected to join the sophomore squad.
10 – George Hill scored 10 points off the Spurs’ bench. Richard Jefferson also had 10 points and three boards in 36 minutes of action.
0 – Duncan and Hill did not commit a single turnover for the entire game despite playing 30 minutes or more.
Rookie Watch: Gary Neal had three points and one rebound in 16 minutes of action and was selected to play for the rookie squad. James Anderson scored three points in only three minutes of playing time and Tiago Splitter had one point in two minutes.
What’s Next? The Spurs will visit the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Thursday.
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