Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 4/7/13
The San Antonio Spurs barely escaped the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night in a 99-97 contest at the AT&T Center. The Spurs were without Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili while the Hawks sat Al Horford and Josh Smith.   This gave San Antonio a huge advantage in the paint with Tim Duncan playing against Atlanta's reserves and he didn't disappoint with a 31 point and 14 rebound night. The rest of the team was a disappointment however. Duncan shot 12-21 field goals in this game and Kawhi Leonard chipped in 7-10 for 23 points, but everyone else wasn't close to those statistics in overall shots taken with shots made. The team also shot 20% (3-15) from the 3-point arc, a reason why the team had to lean so heavily on Duncan for the entire game. Head coach Gregg Popovich wasn't too pleased with the outing from his team either. "In general, other than Timmy, in a lot of ways it was a pathetic performance." said Popovich. "It's not the first time we've played like that in the...
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