Stats of the Night: Spurs Vanquish Dirk-less Mavericks…eh…

By FanSided Staff

Last night the San Antonio Spurs won their fifth game in a row, 101-89 over the surprisingly hapless Dallas Mavericks. The Spurs were led by the second coming of Malik Rose; Dejuan Blair. It was an efficient and easy win for the Spurs, who had their way with Dallas’ starters. But, after building up a 24  point lead early in the 4th quarter, the Spurs allowed the Fighting Ian Mahinmis to shave 12 points off of that lead; resulting in the respectable final scoreline. The fact that Chris Quinn played almost the entire fourth quarter pretty much sums up this game effectively…

Important stats after the jump

70-34 – 70-34 was the margin by which the Spurs’ starters outscored the starters of the Mavericks, in 3 quarters no less.

18– 18 was the number of points scored by Dejuan Blair, his highest single game point total this season, and his first double-digit scoring game since scoring 17 points in 18 minutes in the 128-115 loss to the New York Knick back on the 4th of January.

38– The number of rebounds from the Spurs’ big men (Duncan, Blair, McDyess, and Splitter- I refuse to consider the Red Rocket a big man)- just 1 fewer than Dallas’ entire team

15- The number of minutes played by our friend Tiago Splitter, his highest total of 2010. Dude wasn’t great; he got pushed around a bit on defense by Haywood and Cardinal on the low block. And he seems to spend a disproportionate amount of his playing time on the floor, drawing offensive fouls, getting fouled, heck even when crashing the boards…

9– The number of points scored by “JET”… Jason Terry shot just 3-14 in scoring 6 points below his season average.

29– The Spurs shot 29 free throws (with 23 makes), as opposed to just 18 for the Mavs

50.4%– is the percentage the Matt Bonner is shooting from 3 on the year; tops in the NBA. The Red Rocket went 2-2 from 3-land last night in just 8 minutes of playing time.

2– Tim Duncan had 2 dunks last night (16 pts 12 reb), including this monster slam!!!!

Tim Duncan Posterizes DeShawn Stevenson

9– Last night marked the 9th straight game missed by Dirk Nowitzki, the longest such stretch of his career.

7– Last nights win gives the Spurs a 7 game advantage over the Mavs in the division championship race.

34– Your San Antonio Spurs are now 34-6