Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Jazz

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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.

60 - The Jazz won the inside battle, outscoring the Spurs 60-54 on points in the paint.

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.

39Deron 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.

26Manu 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. 

13Tim 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.

0Richard 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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Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Jazz

statofgame10The San Antonio Spurs (10-1) set a new franchise record after a nice road victory over the Utah Jazz (8-5)

The Jazz tried to pull another great comeback but couldn’t get it together in the final quarter.

The Spurs ended their losing streak against the Jazz and will face the Cleveland Cavaliers for their second night of back-to-backs.

What numbers stood out in this Spurs’ win? Let’s find out!

46 – The Spurs dominated the boards, they out rebounded the Jazz 46-31.

25 - The Spurs didn’t shoot the ball well from beyond the arc, making 5-20 (25%) of their three-pointers, the Jazz were equally atrocious from the three point line and made just 3-14 (21.4%) of their shots.

24 – Tony Parker had a game-high 24 points as he led the Spurs in scoring for the third straight time. He also had seven assists, four rebounds and four steals in 35 minutes of action.

19 – Tim Duncan had 19 points, 14 boards, four assists and three blocks and became the Spurs’ scoring leader as he eclipsed David Robinson’s scoring mark of 20,790 with 5:28 left in the third quarter.

16Even with Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson in the middle, the Spurs owned the Jazz on the offensive boards 16-5.  

14 - The Spurs got this one on the defense end, they held the Jazz to just 14 points in the first and fourth quarters. Duncan had a game-high 14 rebounds. 

11DeJuan Blair and Richard Jefferson had 11 points a piece and Manu Ginobili and Parker have each scored in double figures in the first 11 games this season.

10 – Andrei Kirilenko and Al Jefferson were held to just 10 points each. The Spurs had 10 steals for the game compared to the Jazz’s five. 

0 - Matt Bonner’s string of 3-pointers ended against the Jazz. He went 0-3 from behind the arc and 0-6 overall.

Rookie Watch: Gary Neal had two points, three rebounds, and two assists in 14 minutes of action while Tiago Splitter had his second straight DNP-CD (Did Not Play – Coach’s Decision) of the season.

What’s Next? The Spurs will hosts the Cleveland Cavaliers at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Saturday for their second night of back-to-backs.

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