Six Spurs in Double Figures As San Antonio Defeats Wizards

By Jay Desai

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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 guard

Manu Ginobili

(20) shoots the ball past Washington Wizards center

Marcin 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.

With Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard once again out for the Spurs, it was up to San Antonio’s reserves to step up and lead the team to victory.

The Spurs backups did exactly that, with the charge led by Cory Joseph‘s game high 19 points. Tiago Splitter, 16 points, and Patty Mills, 15 points, were also impressive on the night.

For Washington, it was all about their star-studded backcourt. Both John Wall and Bradley Beal played well for the Wizards, each scoring 15 points.

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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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