The San Antonio Spurs showed a lot of poise down the stretch beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-96 and swept their season series against the Wolves 4-0. The Spurs beat the Timberwolves for the 16th consecutive time.
It’s time to look at the numbers that stood out in this Spurs’ recent victory.
83.3- The Timberwolves did a great job from the foul line making 20-24 (83.3%) of their free throws. The Spurs weren’t that bad either hitting 22-28 (78.6%) of the foul shots.
50 – The Spurs connected from the outside, going 11-22 (50%) from behind the arc, including 3-4 (75%) from Richard Jefferson. The Timberwolves shot a woeful 8-23 (34.8%) from the three-point area.
38- The Timberwolves pounded the ball inside and outscored the Spurs 38-28 on inside points.
37.8 – For the third straight game, the Spurs has held their opponents to less than 40% shooting from the field. They held the Wolves to just 34-90 (37.8%) field goal shooting while making 37-79 (46.8%) of their own shots.
36 – The Spurs led 36-25 after the first period and never relinquish the lead.
20 – Kevin Love had another dominant performance scoring 20 points and 20 reboundsfor his sixth 20-20 game of the season.
19- Manu Ginobili had a great all-around game as he led the Spurs with 19 points, nine rebounds, six assists and two steals.
18 - Luke Ridnour and Martel Websterscored 18 points a piece for the Timberwolves.
16 – Tim Duncan had 16 points, eight boards, three blocks, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes of action. Matt Bonner added 16 points and four rebounds off the Spurs’ bench. The biggest lead of the game was 16 points.
13 – Tony Parker scored 12 points and dished out 13 assists for the Spurs. George Hill provided a solid boost from the bench with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals. The Wolves had 13 steals for the game.
7- Darko Milicic and Michael Beasley scored just seven points each for Minnesota.
0 - Duncan and Gary Neal did not commit a single turnover for the entire game.
Rookie Watch: Neal scored three points in 17 minutes. Tiago Splitter was scoreless in two minutes of playing time.
What’s Next? The Spurs will visit the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee on their second night of back-to-backs.
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