The San Antonio Spurs held the Indiana Pacers to 1 of 15 shooting in the fourth quarter to win 90-87 and snap a two-game skid.
Roy Hibbert had a chance to give the Pacers the lead in the closing seconds, but his hook shot against Tim Duncan fell short.
Tony Parker sealed the victory by making two free throws with 0.8 seconds left in the game.
What are the numbers that stood out in this Spurs’ recent victory? Let’s find out!
45 – The Pacers edged the Spurs in the rebounding department, 45-43.
37.5 – After allowing the Boston Celtics to shoot a blistering 61.3% from the field in their previous game, the Spurs played better defense against the Pacers and held their opponents to just 33-88 (37.5%) shooting from the field.
25 – Manu Ginobili had a game-high 25 points, and had four rebounds and four assists for San Antonio.
23-12 – Tyler Hansbrough had a tremendous game, he had career highs of 23 points and 12 rebounds in his first start of the season for the Pacers.
16 – George Hill provided the needed boost from the Spurs bench, scoring 16 points, grabbing four rebounds and dishing out four assists in his return home to Indiana.
15 – Duncan had a solid all-around game for San Antonio, he scored 15 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and added five block shots. Danny Granger scored 15 points for the Pacers. The Spurs held the Pacers to just 1-15 shooting from the field in the final period to overcome a 15-point deficit.
8 – The Spurs had eight blocks and eight steals, three coming from Ginobili. The Pacers also had eight blocks for the game.
0 – Antonio McDyess did not commit a single turnover for the entire game and had the highest +/- rating with +12.
Rookie Watch: Gary Neal had 11 points, two rebounds, one assists, and a steal in 24 minutes of playing time. Tiago Splitter did not play for the second straight game.
What’s Next? The Spurs will host the Minnesota Timberwolves at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Sunday.
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