Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Bulls

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After routing their previous two opponents on the road, the San Antonio Spurs (46-10) failed to finish their rodeo trip on a high note.

Derrick Rose attacked the Spurs’ defense time and again to help the Chicago Bulls beat the league leading Spurs 109-99.

Here are some of the numbers that stood out in this Spurs’ loss. 

85 – The Bulls made their free throws, hitting 17-20 (85%) shots from the foul line. The Spurs were not as good, making just 14-21 (66.7%) of their free throw attempts.

53.8 – Chicago shot well from the field, hitting 43-80 (53.8%) from the floor. The Spurs on the other hand, made 39-80 (48.8%) of their own shots.

44 – The Bulls won the inside battle, outscoring the Spurs 44-38 on inside points.

42Derrick Rose torched the Spurs with a career-high 42 points and added eight assists and five rebounds.

41 – Chicago controlled the boards in a big way, out-rebounding the Spurs 41-29.

26Tony Parker led the Spurs with 26 points and four dimes.

24 - The Bulls shared the ball better, dishing out 24 assists compared to San Antonio’s 16.

19Luol Deng added 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Chicago.

 Hit the jump for more stats and find out what’s next for the Spurs!

16 – Manu Ginobili had 16 points for San Antonio but only made 6-of-18 from the field. Gary Neal scored 16 points off the bench, including 4-of-5 from beyond the arc.

15 - Carlos Boozer chipped in 15 points and six boards for the Bulls. The Spurs outscored the Bulls 15-6 on fast break points.

14 – Tim Duncan had 14 points, nine boards, three assists and one block in 33 minutes of action.

0 – Richard Jefferson and Matt Bonner did not commit a single turnover
for the entire game.

Rookie Watch: Neal scored 16 points and grabbed two rebounds in 22 minutes. Tiago Splitter missed his fourth straight game because of a left hamstring injury. 

What’s Next? Catch the Spurs at the All Star Weekend as coach Gregg Popovich call the shots for the All Star West with Duncan and Ginobili on the lineup. Also, don’t miss the T-Mobile Rookie-Sophomore challenge with Neal playing for the rookie team and DeJuan Blair playing on the sophomore squad. 

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Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Bulls

statofgame10The San Antonio Spurs (9-1) used a strong 3rd quarter to turn a 10 point halftime deficit into a 15 point lead entering the final period.

The Chicago Bulls (6-4) did not recover in time and the Spurs tied their franchise best start after 10 games. The last time San Antonio opened the season 9-1 was in 1981 during the George Gervin era.

Now, it’s time to check out the numbers that stood out in this Spurs latest victory.

71 – The Spurs shot a blistering 71% from the floor while the Bulls just made 26% of their field goals attempts in the third period that turned the game into San Antonio’s favor.

50 - The Bulls are one of the league’s best in rebounding. However, the Spurs won the battle of the boards 50-42. Tim Duncan had a season high 18 boards for San Antonio.

46 – The Spurs continues to shoot well from behind the arc making 6-13 (46.2%) of their 3-pointers, including 2-2 from Matt Bonner and 1-1 from George Hill. The Bulls connected on 6-17 (35.3%) from the three point line.

37 – The Spurs only scored 37 points for the entire first half but outscored the Bulls 37-12 in the third quarter alone, that proved to be the game’s turning point.

33 - Derrick Rose had a game high 33 points, four assists and three rebounds for the Chicago Bulls.

28 – San Antonio are proving to be effective on transition as they beat the Bulls 28-18 on fast break points. 

24 - The Spurs shared the ball better, they had 24 assists for the game compared to 17 by the Bulls. Duncan and Manu Ginobili had five assists a piece. 

21- Despite some distraction because of his on going divorce with Eva Longoria, Tony Parker led the Spurs with 21 points, three rebounds and seven assists. 

20After a miserable first half, Ginobili finished the game strong and had 20 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals for the Spurs. This was the 7th time that Manu scored 20 points or more in just ten games.

18 – After struggling on the Spurs’ three previous games, Duncan turned out a solid effort and finished the game with 16 points, a season high 18 rebounds, five assists, two block shots and a steal.

0- Taj Gibson went scoreless for the Bulls, going 0-7 from the field in 16 minutes of playing time. Richard Jefferson added 12 points and 5 rebounds for the Spurs and had zero turnovers in 34 minutes of action.

Rookie Watch: Gary Neal had four points, two steals, one assist and one rebound in 15 minutes of action while Tiago Splitter had his first DNP-CD (Did Not Play – Coach’s Decision) of the season.

What’s Next? The Spurs will visit Deron Williams and the Utah Jazz at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Friday.

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