The San Antonio Spurs defeated the New York Knicks 101-92 to extend their winning streak to eight games and handed the Knicks their fifth straight loss.
Now, it’s time to look at some numbers on this Spurs’ recent victory.
100 – The Knicks shot a perfect 12-12 (100%) from the free throw line. The Spurs on the other had struggled from the foul line making just 17-25 (68%) of their free throw attempts.
48.8 – San Antonio shot well from the floor connecting on 40-82 (48.8%) of their field goals while holding the Knicks to just 37-98 (37.8%) field goal shooting.
40 – The Knicks made their outside shots making 6-15 (40%) of their three-point attempts. The Spurs struggled from the three-point line, hitting just 4-17 (23.5%) from behind the arc.
28 – The Spurs shared the ball better, they had 28 dimes for the game compared to only 19 assists by the Knicks.
23 – Raymond Felton led the Knicks with 23 points, seven assists and four rebounds but also committed a game high six turnovers.
21 – Tim Duncan stuffed the stats sheet with 21 points, 16 boards, eight assists and five block shots. Tony Parker also had 21 points and added a game-high 13 assist for San Antonio.
18 – Amar’e Stoudemire added 18 points, 15 rebounds and four steals for the Knicks. DeJuan Blair is on a tear lately, he scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for his third double-double performance in the last four games.
17 – The Spurs won their 17th home game of the season.
6 – Manu Ginobili scored 16 points despite 5-18 shooting from the floor, he went 6-6 from the free throw line to extend his consecutive free throws made to 44 and added six assists. Richard Jefferson is on a slump, scoring just six points but had seven rebounds in 26 minutes of playing time. Wilson Chandler and Shawne Williams scored six points each off the Knicks bench.
0 – Ginobili did not commit a single turnover for the entire game. Antonio McDyess was scoreless in 18 minutes but had six rebounds, one steal and one block shot.
Rookie Watch: Gary Neal scored 10 points, three rebounds and had one block. Tiago Splitter had one defensive rebound. James Anderson has yet to return to action since recovering from a stress fracture injury.
Notes: George Hill was a late scratch due to a sprained right thumb. Matt Bonner missed his third consecutive game with a sore right knee.
What’s Next? The Spurs will visit the New Orleans Hornets at the New Orleans Arena on a second night of back-to-backs.
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