The San Antonio Spurs caught a break, with Dirk Nowitzki still out with an injury, the Dallas Mavericks proved no match to the league leaders.
The Spurs built an early lead and routed the Mavericks 101-89.
Here are the numbers that stood out in this Spurs’ latest win.
79.3 – The Spurs had a huge advantage from the foul line making 23-29 (79.3%) free throws. The Mavericks made just 11-18 (61.1%) of their foul shots.
52 – San Antonio owned the boards, outrebounding the Mavericks 52-39.
46.2 – The Mavericks shot the ball well from the 3-point area making 6-13 (46.2%) three-pointers. The Spurs connected on 6-16 (37.5%) from beyond the arc.
45 – San Antonio hit their shots from the field, they made 36-80 (45%) of their field goals. The Mavericks weren’t bad either, making 36-83 (43.4%) field goal attempts.
18 – Tony Parker set the tone on offense leading the Spurs with 18 points and six assists. DeJuan Blair had a great game, he registered a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds.
16 – Tim Duncan had another solid performance scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in just 24 minutes of action.
13 – J.J. Barea and Dominique Jones scored 13 points a piece from the Dallas bench.
6 – Matt Bonner scored six points in just eight minutes and was not able to play in the second half because of aggravating an injury. Antonio McDyess provided a boost from the Spurs’ bench with six points and 10 boards.
0 – For the third straight game, Duncan did not commit a single turnover. Richard Jefferson had seven points and five rebounds and zero turnovers in 30 minutes of action.
Rookie Watch: Neal scored eight points, grabbed three boards and had two assists in 26 minutes. Tiago Splitter had one point, three rebounds and one assists in 15 minutes of playing time.
What’s Next? The Spurs will host the Denver Nuggets at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Sunday.
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