The San Antonio Spurs withstood a late rally to beat the Utah Jazz 112-105 for their 10th win in the last 11 games.
The Spurs improved to a franchise-best, 39-7 record after 46 games. The Jazz are known for their comeback victories this season, overcoming deficits of more than 15 points seven times.
However, the Spurs made just enough clutch plays down the stretch to spoil Utah’s comeback bid.
What are the numbers that stood out in this Spurs’ recent victory? Let’s find out!
79.3 – Both teams went to the foul line often, the Spurs shot their free throws a bit better, making 23-29 (79.3%) foul shots, while the Jazz connected on 21-28 (75%) free throws.
54.7 – Utah shot a blistering 41-75 (54.7%) from the floor. The Spurs weren’t that bad either, hitting 41-80 (51.3%) of their field goal attempts.
39 – Deron Williams had a game high 39 points with 17 coming in the final quarter. He also had nine assist and four rebounds for the Jazz. The Spurs leads the league win 39 wins after 46 regular season games.
35 – The Spurs shot 7-20 (35.0%) from behind the arc while the Jazz just made 2-12 (16.7%) of their 3-point attempts.
33 - San Antonio had a slight edge on the rebounding department edging the Jazz 33-31 on the boards.
26 – Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 26 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals.
23 - Tony Parker added 23 points, six assists and three rebounds for San Antonio but also committed five turnovers. The Spurs had 23 dimes compared to Utah’s 21.
22 - Al Jefferson chipped in 22 points and nine boards for the Jazz.
13 – Tim Duncan had 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists, one block and a steal for the Spurs. Gary Neal scored 13 points off the Spurs’ bench while C.J. Miles also scored 13 points from the Jazz bench.
10 - George Hill had 10 points and three rebounds for San Antonio while Andrei Kirilenko had 10 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Jazz in 37 minutes of action.
0 – Richard Jefferson, DeJuan Blair, Hill and Neal did not commit a single turnover for the entire game.
Rookie Watch: Neal scored 13 points and had two assists in 20 minutes of action. Tiago Splitter had one steal in seven minutes. James Anderson was assigned to the Austin Toros and scored 12 points in his debut.
What’s Next? The Spurs will host the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Saturday.
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