Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Wolves

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It was another close game, but this time there were no fourth quarter comeback or overtime. The San Antonio Spurs built a seven point lead with 4:39 minutes remaining in the game and held on for a 94-91 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The two teams will meet again on Tuesday when the Spurs visit the Timberwolves in Minnesota. 

Now, it’s time to look at the numbers that stood out in this Spurs’ latest win.

84 – The Spurs had a huge advantage on free throw attempts and took advantage of it, they made 21-25 (84%) of their foul shots while the Timberwolves connected on just 8-12 (66.7%) from the foul line.

50 – The Timberwolves had a slight edge on the boards
outrebounding the Spurs 50-48.

39.6 – For the second straight game, the Spurs has held their opponents to less than 40% shooting from the field. They held the Wolves to just 38-96 (39.6%) field goal shooting.

41 – The Spurs’ reserves outscored the Wolves’ bench 41-36.

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Manu Ginobili had a game-high 21 points, 14 coming in the second quarter when the Spurs outscored the Wolves 32-23. The Timberwolves outscored the Spurs on fast break points 21-16.

18-17Kevin Love continues his stellar performance against the Spurs, scoring 18 points and grabbing 17 rebounds.

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Tony Parker, George Hill and Matt Bonner scored 11 points a piece for San Antonio. While Darko Milicic added 11 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks for Minnesota.

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– Anthony Tolliver, Martel Webster and Wesley Johnson had nine points each
for the Wolves. The Spurs had nine steals, four coming from Ginobili. The Wolves also had nine steals as a team.

8 – Tim Duncan added eight points, eight rebounds
, five assists, two steals and two block shots in 33 minutes of action for the Spurs. Corey Brewer scored eight points and had two steals and two rebounds for the Wolves.

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Bonner did not commit a single turnover for the entire game and DeJuan Blair was scoreless in 13 minutes of action but had five rebounds.

Rookie Watch: Gary Neal had 13 points on 4-5 field goal shooting, including 3-4 from beyond the arc. Tiago Splitter continues to ride the bench for the third straight game.

What’s Next? The Spurs will visit the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center in Minnesota on Tuesday.

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Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Wolves

statofgame10Coach Gregg Popovich was ejected from the game with 1:10 left in the third quarter.

The San Antonio Spurs entered the final period with a 15 point deficit but never gave up, San Antonio leaned on their defense and got a 107-101 come from behind victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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

89.2 – The Spurs went to the line a lot and they delivered. They made 33-37 (89.2%) of their free throws while the Wolves made 20-25 (80%) from the foul line.

59The Timberwolves crashed the boards, out-rebounding the Spurs 59-37.

36The Spurs used a strong fourth quarter to get back and win the game, they outscored the Timberwolves 36-15 in the final period.  

28 - Michael Beasley had a game-high 28 points for Minnesota.

25-18 – Kevin Love had a monster game, he scored 25 points and grabbed 18 boards but still it wasn’t enough to get a Wolves win.

22-10 – Tim Duncan filled the stat sheets with 22 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, four blocks and three steals.

20 – George Hill provided the needed spark off the bench, he scored 20 points and grabbed a crucial rebound with 1:02 remaining. Tony Parker snapped out of his shooting slump and had 20 points and five assists for the Spurs.

16 – The Spurs were better in transition as they outscored the Wolves 16-7 on fast break points. Manu Ginobili scored 16 points for the Spurs.

15-10 – Richard Jefferson added 15 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 36 minutes of action.

13 – Ginobili went 1-10 from the floor but made 13-13 from the foul line, including the go ahead free throws with 1:13 remaining. The Spurs have won 13 consecutive games against the Timberwolves.

0Jefferson and Hill did not turn the ball over while playing 34 minutes or more. The Timberwolves are 0-10 against teams above .500 so far this season.

Rookie Watch: Gary Neal had three points, one rebounds and one steal in 10 minutes of action. Tiago Splitter was scoreless but had two assists and two rebounds in eight minutes of playing time.

What’s Next? The Spurs will host the New Orleans Hornets at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Sunday.

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Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Wolves

statofgame10After a horrid shooting during the first half, the San Antonio Spurs made 6-10 three pointers in the final period to overcome a 21 point deficit and avoid an upset from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Spurs extended their winning streak to 12 games and handed the young Timberwolves another painful loss.

It’s now time to look at the numbers that stood out in this Spurs’ latest win.

80.6 - San Antonio made 29-36 (80.6%) of their foul shots, while the Timberwolves connected 18-24 (75%) of their free throws.

53The Timberwolves crashed the boards and out rebounded the Spurs 53-45.

50 – The Spurs’ outside shots weren’t falling early, they finished the game 10-32 (31.3%) from the 3-point area. The Timberwolves made 7-14 (50%) of their shots from beyond the arc.

44 – The Timberwolves pounded it on the inside, they outscored the Spurs 44-32 on inside points.

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- Kevin Love had a game-high 32 points and 22 rebounds.

26 – Manu Ginobili led the Spurs 26 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block shot.

22 - Darko Milicic had another great night, he had 22 points, eight boards and five blocks but committed seven turnovers.

19Richard Jefferson continues to contribute for the Spurs, he added 19 points, four rebounds and two assists.

14 – Manu Ginobili scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to rally the Spurs from a 21 point deficit.

13 – The Spurs took care of the ball once again, they only had 13 turnovers compared to 18 by the Timberwolves. 

12 – George Hill had a solid effort from the bench, he had 12 points, five rebounds and one assists in 25 minutes of action.

11 – The Spurs held Timberwolves’ leading scorer Michael Beasley to just 11 points on 5-12 shooting from the field.

9 – Tim Duncan was totally outplayed by Love and Milicic inside the paint, he only scored nine points but added 13 boards and three assists in 30 minutes of playing time.

0 – Tony Parker and Jefferson did not commit a single turnover for the entire game.

Rookie Watch: Gary Neal scored six points including three free throws to force overtime. Tiago Splitter had six points, four rebounds, one block and a steal in 22 minutes of action.

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

Follow Robby Lim on Twitter @RobbyLim21

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