Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Pistons

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The San Antonio Spurs (52-12) bounced back from an embarrassing loss by beating the Detroit Pistons (23-42) 111-104 and clinch a playoff berth.

The Spurs hit their first 14 shots and finished with a season high 40 points in the first quarter to take a 14 point lead and never looked back. 

Now it’s time to check out some numbers in this Spurs’ recent victory.

64.3 – The Spurs shot a blistering 45-of-70 (64.3%) from the floor while holding the Pistons to just 42-of-93 (45.2%) shooting from the field.

48 – San Antonio won the inside battle, outscoring Detroit 48-38 on inside points. 

46.2 – The Pistons shot well from behind the arc, making 6-of-13 (46.2%) three point attempts. The Spurs only made 6-of-16 (37.5%) shots from beyond the arc.

39 – Detroit controlled the boards, outrebounding San Antonio 39-32.

23 - Tony Parker led all scorers with 23 points. He also added seven assists and four steals on 11-15 shooting from the field.

20 - Richard Hamilton led the Pistons with 20 points off the bench.

19 – The Spurs beat the Pistons on transition, outscoring Detroit 19-7 on fast break points.

17 - Manu Ginobili had 17 points and five dimes in 30 minutes of action for the Spurs.

16 - Tayshaun Prince and Greg Monroe scored 16 points a piece for the Pistons.

15Tracy McGrady started at point guard for the Pistons and delivered, he had 15 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in 35 minutes of action. Tim Duncan bounced back in a big way, he had a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Gary Neal added 15 points off the Spurs’ bench.

12 - Richard Jefferson added 12 points and three rebounds for the Spurs. Ben Gordon also scored 12 points for the Pistons.

9 - Duncan passed Robert Parish to move into sole possession of ninth place on the NBA career blocked shots lists with 2,362.

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 - Antonio McDyess had eight points and five boards in his first start of the season for the Spurs.

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Jefferson and Matt Bonner did not commit a single turnover while playing 20 minutes or more for San Antonio.

Rookie Watch: Neal had 15 points, two steals and one assist in 24 minutes, James Anderson had two rebounds and one assist in 8 minutes of action, Tiago Splitter was scoreless in one minute on the floor.

What’s Next? The Spurs will host the Sacramento Kings on Friday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

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