Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Trail Blazers

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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.

50.7 – After averaging just about 38% from the field in their two previous defeats, the Blazers shot a blistering 38-75 (50.7%) from the floor. The Spurs managed to make 35-82 (42.7%) of their field goal 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.

17Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 17 points, four rebounds, four steals and two assists.

15Tim Duncan added 15 points 
and seven rebounds in 30 minutes for San Antonio.

14DeJuan 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.

10George Hill scored 10 points off the Spurs’ bench. Richard Jefferson also had 10 points and three boards in 36 minutes of action.

0Duncan 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 squadJames 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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Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Blazers

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The San Antonio Spurs cruised to their fifth straight win with a 95-78 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers as they continue to stay atop the NBA standings with a 20-3 record after 23 games.

Tim Duncan had eight points and 13 rebounds in his 1,000th career regular-season game for the Spurs, it was actually his 1,171st NBA game including the playoffs.

Now, it’s time to take a look at some of the numbers that stood out in this Spurs’ latest win.

84.6 – The Spurs went to the free throw line a lot and took advantage of it. They made 22-26 (84.6%) foul shots, while the Blazers just hit 7-11 (63.6%) free throws.

52.9 - San Antonio connected of their outside shots making 9-17 (52.9%) three-pointers while the Blazers made 5-15 (33.3%) of their shots from behind the arc.

47Both teams were even on the rebounding department with 47.

22George Hill scored a game high 22 points off the Spurs’ bench, including 9-9 from the foul line and 3-4 from the three-point area.

18Manu Ginobili added 18 points, four assists and three rebounds for San Antonio.

17Wesley Matthews led the Blazers with 17 points, two assists and two rebounds. 

9Brandon Roy was held to just nine points on 4-16 shooting from the field. The Spurs had nine steals for the game with three coming from Antonio McDyess.

0 - DeJuan Blair, Matt Bonner and McDyess had zero turnovers for the entire game.

Rookie Watch: Gary Neal scored 11 points on 4-7 shooting from the field. Tiago Splitter was scoreless in four minutes of playing time.

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

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