Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Thunder


Tony Parker hit a 16-footer with 26.1 seconds left, as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-105.

The game had a playoff type of atmosphere and it was physical all throughout. Parker got into a bit of a scuffle off a hard foul from Thunder’s Nick Collison, and Gary Neal needed five stitches above his right cheek but was able to comeback. Nonetheless, with the win, the Spurs (47-10) moved within three wins of matching their win total from last season.

Now it’s time to check out some of the numbers that stood out in this Spurs’ latest victory.

88.9 – The Thunder made their free throws, hitting 24-of-27 (88.9%) shots from the foul line. The Spurs were not as good, making just 22-of-28 (78.6%) of their free throw attempts.

61.9 – The Spurs shot a blistering 13-of-21 (61.9%) from 3-point line. The Thunder on the other hand, made 7-of-24 (29.2%) of their three-pointers.

54 – The Thunder had a huge advantage on the boards, out-rebounding the Spurs 54-37.

– San Antonio shot 37-of-83 (44.6%) from the floor while holding the Thunder to 37-of-91 (40.7%) from the field.

38 – The Spurs won the inside battle, outscoring the Thunder 38-32 on inside points.

33 – The Spurs outscored the Thunder 33-16 in the second quarter to build an 11 point lead at halftime.

30 – Kevin Durant had a game-high 30 point, nine rebounds, three steals, one steal and one block for the Thunder.

25Russell Westbrook added 25 pointsseven assists and four rebounds for Oklahoma. 

24 – The Spurs shared the ball better, dishing out 24 assists compared to the Thunders’ 15.

20Tony Parker led the Spurs with 20 points including a 16-foot jumper with 26.1 seconds left that sealed the Spurs’ victory. The Spurs outscored the Thunder 20-17 on fast break points.

19Gary Neal scored 19 points off the Spurs’ bench, including 4-of-5 from beyond the arc despite needing five stitches above his right cheek.

17Tim Duncan turned out a solid performance for the Spurs with 17 points and 10 boards.

16James Harden chipped in 16 points from the Thunder bench.

14Jeff Green scored 14 points for Oklahoma but air balled a 3-point shot attempt with 5.4 seconds left that could have tied the game. 

12Richard Jefferson shot 4-of-5 from the field adding 12 points, three assists and two rebounds for the Spurs. Matt Bonner had 12 points from the bench, including 2-of-3 from behind the arc.

11 – Shooting wise, Manu Ginobili had a forgettable night going 2-13 from the floor but was able to score 11 points and handed out nine dimes for the Spurs.

0Jefferson, Ginobili, Bonner, Antonio McDyess and George Hill did not commit a single turnover for the entire game.

Rookie Watch: Neal scored 19 points and had three assists
in 27 minutes. James Anderson was recalled from D-League and played less than a minute. Tiago Splitter missed his fifth straight game because of a left hamstring injury.

What’s Next? The Spurs will host the new-look New Jersey Nets on Friday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

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Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Thunder

statofgame10Playing the second night of a back-to-back, the San Antonio Spurs (8-1) came out flat during the opening quarter and found themselves trailing 66-61 at half time against the Oklahoma City Thunder (5-4).

However, the second half was a different story. The Spurs outscored the Thunder 56-38 in the second half and extended their winning streak to seven games.

What are the numbers that stood in this Spurs’ recent win? Let’s find out!

89.5 – The Spurs didn’t have a good shooting night from the floor, but they went to the line a lot and made 34-38 of their free throws (89.5%), including 11-11 from Manu Ginobili.

55·– The Spurs continued their hot streak from the outside making 11-20 (55%) of their 3-pointers while the Thunder only made 4-13 (30.8%) from beyond the arc.

45 – The Spurs out rebounded the Thunder 45-36, eleven coming from DeJuan Blair.

35·– The Spurs outscored the Thunder 35-24 in the final period to turn a close game into a rout.

24 – Tony Parker scored a game high 24 points·and added five boards, three assists and a steal.

23Kevin Durant had a season-low 23 points for the Thunder and committed five turnovers.·

18·– The Spurs outscored the Thunder by 18 points in the second half and Richard Jefferson added 18 points, three rebounds, a steal and one block for the Spurs.

7 – Matt Bonner scored 21 points off the bench and went a perfect 7-7 from behind the arc. Blair scored 7 points in-a-row, on a tip in, a steal for a fast break layup and a 3-point play to tie the game at 68 all in third quarter. Jefferson made all his 7 shots from the stripe and the San Antonio Spurs have·won 7 straight games.

– George Hill went 1-10 from the field, but finished the game with 6 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. James Harden also had 3 steals for the Thunder. Tim Duncan and Serge Ibaka had 3 block shots each·for their respective teams.

0 – Duncan only had six points and four boards but did not commit a single turnover in 23 minutes of action.

Rookie Watch: Gary Neal had 5 points, 5 rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes of action and Tiago Splitter had two points and rebounds but committed 3 fouls in just a little over three minutes of playing time.·

What’s Next? The Spurs will hosts Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.