Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 1/21/13
Monday was an odd night in Philadelphia. The visiting San Antonio Spurs had a lead of 17 points at once in the first 24 minutes and were shooting 50% on the road. The home team, the 76ers, looked like they were going to get blown out of their own building. Then the teams switched identities in second half. The Spurs were outscored in the third quarter and Philadelphia came out with an 18-4 run to start the fourth and eventually go ahead 82-77, but then Tim Duncan (24 points, 17 rebounds), Tony Parker (20 points, 8 assists), Kawhi Leonard (16 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals), Tiago Splitter (10 points, 12 rebounds) and the Spurs would make a late three-minute comeback with a 15-3 run to win the game 90-85. Here’s the rundown of what could be called a “weird” night in Philadelphia. First quarter: Spurs 25, 76ers 17 Stay out of the paint – In the first quarter, the Spurs controlled the paint on defense as they held the 76ers to 17 points, and only allowed them to make 7-of-25
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