San Antonio Spurs: Takeaways From Win Against Minnesota Timberwolves

By George Middleton

On Saturday the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-93. This was the Spurs second straight win, while the Timberwolves have now lost 15 straight.

The Spurs were without Manu Ginobili (back), Marco Belinelli (groin) and Kawhi Leonard (hand).

The Spurs took control early, as they had a 58-43 lead at the half and they never looked back.

Positive Side

-The Spurs shot 49% from the field.

-17-20 Free-Throws

-43 Bench Points (Patty Mills-19 points)

-Defense: Timberwolves shot 40% from field.

-Allowed 93 points.

Star of the Game

Jan 10, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward

Austin Daye

(23) drives to the basket past Minnesota Timberwolves forward

Robbie Hummel

(4) in the second half at Target Center. The Spurs won 108-93. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Austin Daye– Who saw this coming? Austin Daye was the best player on the floor on Saturday night. He went for 22 points and 10 rebounds. Daye also shot efficiently, as he went 8-13 from the field and 4-8 from three. The big surprise was that Daye pulled down 10 rebounds, if he contributes on the glass the way he did, he might have a role off the Spurs bench.

Negative Side

-11 Turnovers

-Allowed 16 Fast break Points.

-2 Blocks

Spurs Player That Could’ve Played Better

Danny Green– Danny Green was too quiet against the Timberwolves. He went for 7 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. It’s difficult to blame him, as he only took six field goal attempts. Expect Green to be more aggressive against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday.

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