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The San Antonio Spurs (22-8) and Houston Rockets (16-12) got things underway in San Antonio in a Texas sized showdown and it was a tale of two quarters.
Here is the first half recap.
Stat Leader: Danny Green with 14 points, and 2 rebounds.
Recap: The Spurs hot shooting from the three-point line continued as the team rained down threes in the quarter (4/7). Danny Green once again led the barrage of threes and scored 14 in the first period to pace the team . But the Spurs also got the job done from other players with Parker scoring 13 points, and Tim Duncan scoring 10 points. San Antonio hit 57.1% from the three-point line. Houston was led by James Harden's 9 points.
Score: Spurs 41, Rockets 29.
Stat Leader: Duncan with 18 points, 4 rebounds
Recap: The Rockets came roaring back to narrow the gap to as much as four points. Sloppy play, turnovers, and the Spurs lack of aggression allowed Houston to avoid any blowout by the Spurs. Also, the refs became loose with the whistle and were calling ticky-tack fouls. Stephen Jackson picked up a technical foul which also stymied the Spurs from widening the scoring gap. Houston continued steady play and took a 1-point lead late in the game but a three and a bucket from Manu Ginobili allowed the Spurs to regain the lead heading into the halftime break. Spurs got outscored in the paint 18-24. Houston also had 10 fast break points to San Antonio's two points.
Score: Spurs 69, Rockets 65.
Spurs shot 53.3% form the three-point line
Spurs had 11 fastbreak points.
Spurs connected on 91.7% free throws.
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The San Antonio Spurs went “bombs away” on the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, hitting 20 3-pointers against their I-35 rival. They came close to the NBA record of 23, but even if they didn’t make history, it was a very impressive showing.
Leading the charge was guard Danny Green, who went 7-8 from outside, leading all scorers in the game with 25 points.
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The San Antonio Spurs couldn't keep the Houston Rockets from giving them a tough game, even while scoring 41 points in the first quarter. Tim Duncan's (quiet) mission wasn't as difficult.
Tim Duncan made history in the first quarter by blocking Omer Asik and moving up the ladder in the NBA all-time blocks list by passing Tree Rollins. Duncan is now eighth all-time...
SAN ANTONIO -- Danny Green started things off for the San Antonio Spurs, and their Big Three of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili finished things off, as the Spurs beat the Houston Rockets 122-116 at the AT&T Center Friday night. Green, who had only scored in double figures one in the last five games entering Friday, scored 14 first quarter points, including 4 of 5...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili combined to score 84 points, and the San Antonio Spurs snapped the Houston Rockets' five-game winning streak with a 122-116 victory on Friday night.
Parker had 31 points and 10 assists, Duncan had 30 points and five rebounds, and Ginobili had a season-high 23 points for San Antonio (23-8). Danny Green was 5 for 7...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tim Duncan scored 15 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 100-80 victory over Toronto on Wednesday night, snapping the Raptors' five-game winning streak.
Manu Ginobili added 14 points, Tony Parker 13, and Tiago Splitter and Stephen Jackson each had 10 for San Antonio (22-8), which has won three straight. Kawhi Leonard had nine points and 10 rebounds...
Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili combined to score 84 points, and the San Antonio Spurs ended the Houston Rockets' five-game winning streak with a 122-116 victory on Friday night.
Parker had 31 points and 10 assists, Duncan had 30 points and five rebounds and Ginobili had a season-high 23 points for San Antonio (23-8). Danny Green was 5-for-7 on 3-pointers and finished...
The San Antonio Spurs (23-8) outlasted the Houston Rockets (16-13) tonight at the AT&T Center snapping the Rockets' 5-game winning streak 122-116. The Spurs were led by the duo of Tony Parker and Tim Duncan with the two scoring 31 and 30 points respectively. Houston was led by James Harden who finished with 33 points and 7 assists.
For a first half recap, click here...
Tim Duncan scored 15 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 100-80 victory over Toronto on Wednesday night, snapping the Raptors' five-game winning streak.
Manu Ginobili added 14 points, Tony Parker 13, and Tiago Splitter and Stephen Jackson each had 10 for San Antonio (22-8), which has won three straight. Kawhi Leonard had nine points and 10 rebounds.
Alan Anderson and...
The matchup of the night for the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks game on the Mavs' homecourt is between Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki.
This will be Dirk's 4th game back and he hasn't shot well, only hitting 32% of his shots so far (he went 3-4 in his first game back against San Antonio). He'll still be looking to find his conditioning on the court, but he...
During the San Antonio Spurs contest with the Houston Rockets last night, Stephen Jackson found Tim Duncan in the paint for an easy dunk.
In the second quarter, Tony Parker lost control of the ball but Jackson was on the spot to steal the ball from Houston's Cole Aldridge and make a behind-the-back pass to Duncan for two of his 30 points with a dunk on Aldridge.
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The San Antonio Spurs (22-8) held off the Toronto Raptors (9-20) tonight winning 100-80 at the AT&T Center. With the win, the Spurs ended Toronto's 5-game winning streak and snapped their 7-game streak of holding opponents under 100 points.
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