San Antonio Spurs Cruise Past Philadelphia 76ers to Fourth Win in Five Games
The San Antonio Spurs were back at it again on Monday night, cruising part the Philadelphia 76ers 100-75 to claim their fourth win in five games.
The 76ers showed they stood no chance early, falling behing the Spurs 30-13 after the first quarter. Things got slightly better for Philadelphia in the second as they outscored San Antonio in that quarter, but, they ultimately could not recover from the early hole that was dug.
The Spurs used some more hot shooting to pick up the victory, hitting 38.5% from three, which was actually a better percentage than the 76ers overall 32.5% field goal percentage.
San Antonio also was able to distance themselves from Philadelphia by dominating the 76ers on the glass. The Spurs grabbed 52 rebounds compared to Philadelphia’s measly 39.
The Spurs, who won their seventh straight against the 76ers, were led offensively by Matt Bonner. The Red Mamba surprised all scoring 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, 4-of-6 from deep.
Cory Joseph also played well off the bench, contributing 14 points and five assists.
Although Philadelphia had a horrendous showing offensively, there was one bright spot in Michael Carter-Williams. The reigning Rookie of the Year came off the 76ers bench to produce 16 points, five rebounds, and four assists.
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Thanks to San Antonio’s early start, the Spurs were able to rest some of their aging stars, another benefit of the win.
The Spurs moved to 6-4 on the season with the win while the 76ers continue to be winless, sitting at an unsightly 0-10.
San Antonio will need to carry the momentum from this win into their next game on Wednesday where they will face the new look Cleveland Cavaliers.
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