The San Antonio Spurs started 2015 off right on Saturday night, winning their first game of the new year. The Spurs had six players in double figures as they defeated the Washington Wizards 101-92 at home.
San Antonio fell behind by as many as 10 in the second quarter, but, a huge second half from the Spurs, outscoring Washington 43-34 over the final two quarters, allowed them to come out with the win.
Jan 3, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs shooting guardManu Ginobili
(20) shoots the ball past Washington Wizards centerMarcin Gortat
(4, R) during the second half at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 101-92. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
The Spurs were powered by hot shooting on the night, connecting on over 55% of their field goals. That number is great news for San Antonio, especially considering the team only went 4-of-16 from deep.
Both teams were secure with the ball, the Wizards committed only six turnovers while the Spurs only had 10.
Washington, while not as hot as San Antonio, also had a good night shooting. The Wizards shot 48.8% from the field and also had six players in double figures.
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The win gave San Antonio their 14th straight home win against Washington, 17 straight wins overall against the Wizards.
With the win, the Spurs improved to 1-0 on the new year, 21-14 overall. The Wizards fell to 22-11 with the loss, their third straight defeat.
Next up for the San Antonio Spurs is a home game against the surging Detroit Pistons. That game is scheduled for Tuesday with a start time of 7:30 p.m. CT.
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