Found January 05, 2013 on
The San Antonio Spurs and the Philadelphia 76ers got the new year off at the AT&T Center with an East meets West showdown.
The Spurs took the lead early on and never let go. Though the 76ers made a small second quarter push, the Spurs just were doing a little of everything in statistical categories to maintain their lead.
Stat Leader: Manu Ginobili with 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists
Recap: Hot shooting got the Spurs going in the opening quarter. The Spurs shot a blistering 87.5% from the free throw line while shooting 47.6% from the field. Both teams were even with 10 points in the paint. San Antonio's defense held the 76ers to 34.8%. Philly was led by Jrue Holiday with seven points.
Score: Spurs 21, 76ers 21.
Stat Leader: Danny Green with 11 points, 3 rebounds.
Recap: The 76ers crept back into the game for a brief moment but the Spurs continued to lead on all facets of the game. The Spurs outshot the 76ers 45.2% to 37.5% for Philly. Spurs had more points in the paint with 24 to Philly's 20. Three Spurs scored in double-figure with Danny Green netting 11 points, and Duncan and Ginobili with 10 points a piece. Philly was led by Hawes with 10 points.
Halftime Score: Spurs 54, 76ers 42
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For most of the year, San Antonio Spurs fans can say they've seen many sightings of the old Tim Duncan. Last night, it was Manu Ginobili showing flashes for one game at least.. GInobili had an awesome between the legs pass in the 3rd quarter, but before that in the 1st quarter of the game he set the tone for the Spurs with an exciting dunk that we haven't seen from him in years.
San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills knows his role with the team quite well.
After leading Team Australia at the 2012 Olympics (and leading all Olympic players in scoring at 21.2 points per game), Mills knew he may not be pouring in those kinds of numbers for the Spurs, but understood he would have a role coming off the bench.
In a nutshell, try to do what he did for Team...
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The San Antonio Spurs have re-assigned rookie guard Nando De Colo to their D-League affiliate Austin Toros.
This marks De Colo’s second assignment to the Toros this season. In one game for Austin on Dec. 2, the guard posted 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 39 minutes in a 97-82 win over the Idaho Stampede.
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There isn't much San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili hasn't done to "wow" fans in the stands. From clutch shots, ridiculous dunks to bullet passes, Manu has done much to dazzle on the court during his time in the NBA.
Well let's just add another brilliant moment from Manu from last night's Spurs' win over the 76ers.
During the third quarter...
The San Antonio Spurs (27-9) defeated the Philadelphia 76ers (15-20) tonight in San Antonio extending their home-winning streak to 10 games in a row.
The Spurs had six players in double-figures and were led by Tony Parker's 20 points, five assists, and two rebound night. Tim Duncan finished with 16 points, Tiago Splitter with 12, Danny Green with 13, Manu Ginobili finished...
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This will be the first matchup of the season between the two teams. Both men have similar games and will look to outplay each other in the same areas.
Holiday, like Parker, prefers to get in the paint and also do his damage from mid range (56% from restricted...
The San Antonio Spurs (26-9) return to the AT&T Center tonight to host the Philadelphia 76ers (15-19) for the 76ers lone visit to the Alamo City. The Spurs enter the game seeking their 10th win in a row at home
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The Philadelphia 76ers could be faced with a similar issue Saturday night as they conclude a season-high eight-game road trip.
Seeking a 10th straight home win, the Spurs try to get back on track against a 76ers team surely dreading another visit to San Antonio.