The San Antonio Spurs continue to play well enough to win ball games. This time Matt Bonner provided the needed boost from the bench and some gritty second half defensive effort.
The Spurs won over the Milwaukee Bucks 91-84 for their four straight victory and stay on top of the NBA standings with a 33-6 win-loss record.
What are the numbers that stood out in this Spurs’ recent win? Let’s find out!
85 – The Bucks had a huge advantage from the foul line making 17-20 (85%) free throws. The Spurs made 10-13 (76.9%) of their foul shots.
42 – The Spurs won the inside battle as they outscored the Bucks 42-36 on inside points.
39.5 – For the fourth straight game, the Spurs has held their opponents to less than 40% shooting from the field. They held the Bucks to just 32-81 (39.5%) field goal shooting while making 37-80 (46.3%) of their own shots.
39 – The Spurs’ bench outscored the Bucks’ reserves 39-29.
23 – Manu Ginobili had a solid all-around game scoring a game-high 23 points, while adding seven rebounds, four assists and a steal.
22 – The Spurs shared the ball better, they finished the game with 22 assists compared to just 14 from the Bucks.
17 – It was Matt Bonner’s turn to shine, he led the Spurs’ bench with 17 second half points. John Salmons also scored 17 points for the Bucks.
16 – Tim Duncan had 16 points, eight rebounds, three blocks, and one assists in 33 minutes of action.
15-14– Andrew Bogut ripped the Spurs with 15 points and 14 rebounds, although he only had two points and four rebounds after halftime.
8 – Tony Parker scored eight points and had nine assist for the Spurs. Antonio McDyess provided a solid boost from the Spurs’ bench with eight points, five rebounds, two steals and one assists. Drew Gooden scored eight points, grabbed three rebounds, one block and a steal for the Bucks.
5 – The Spurs took care of the ball very well with only five turnovers for the game, the Bucks had 11 turnovers as a team.
0 – Duncan, Bonner, George Hill and DeJuan Blair did not commit a single turnover for the entire game. Richard Jefferson was held scoreless in 28 minutes of playing time going 0-5 from the field.
Rookie Watch: Neal scored 10 points and grabbed six boards in 18 minutes. Tiago Splitter did not play.
What’s Next? The Spurs will host the Dallas Mavericks at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Friday.
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