On Saturday night, the San Antonio Spurs (9-4) hosted the Brooklyn Nets (5-8). The Spurs went up by as many as 10 points in the first quarter and never looked back. The Spurs never trailed in the contest and held 18 points on multiple occasions throughout the contest.
Going into the game, it appeared that the Nets would be competitive with the trio of Joe Johnson, Deron Williams, and Brook Lopez to matchup with Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, and Tim Duncan but they weren’t. Instead Parker went for 22 points and 7 assists, while Leonard finished with 21 points and 9 rebounds.
The X-factor in the game was surely Danny Green. Green had his best game of the season, as he finished with 21 points, connecting on 5 of 7 threes. He didn’t only did it on offense, he finished with 7 rebounds and 3 blocks. Green did a good job of defending Joe Johnson and Bojan Bogdonavic in stretches. Johnson and Bogdanovic combined for for 14 points on 5-21 from the field.
Deron Williams had a big game for the Nets, finishing with 24 points and 7 assists. Mirza Teletovic also played terrific, going for 22 points (4-8 threes) and 8 rebounds, but the two didn’t get much help.
Tim Duncan had a strange game, as he finished with 7 points on only five field goal attempts. Despite scoring only 7 points, Duncan dominated in other categories, as he finished with 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 blocks, and 3 steals. If he had played more than the 25 minutes he did, a triple double was in the cards for him.
For the second straight game, the Spurs shot over 50% from the field and they out rebounded the opposition for the fourth straight time.
Up next for the San Antonio Spurs are the Indiana Pacers on November 26. The game will be held at the AT&T Center at 8:30 PM ET.