On Wednesday the San Antonio Spurs beat the Charlotte Hornets 98-93.
The Spurs took control early, after outscoring the Hornets 35-27 in the second quarter. At the half the Spurs led 57-45 and they never looked back.
The difference in the game was the free-throw shooting as the Spurs shot 16-20 (80%), while the Hornets went 23-35 (65%).
Kemba Walker kept the game close for the Hornets late, as he had 11 points in the final six minutes of the game. Walker finished with 28 points and was the games leading scorer.
-80% Free-Throws (16-20)
-46 Bench Points
Star of the Game
Nov 21, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) reacts to a foul called against him against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Manu Ginobili– Not too many times is the best player in the game, a guy that comes off the bench. That was the case on Wednesday night. Manu Ginobili went for 27 points on 10-14 from the field. He also had 3 steals, the crazy thing is, he played only 24 minutes.
-43% Field Goals
Spurs Player That Could’ve Played Better
Patty Mills- Patty Mills is usually reliable on Wednesday he struggled as he shot 2-9 from the field. Mills finished with 5 points. Cory Joseph could’ve been on here as well as he shot 1-9 from the field, but he did have 5 assists. Expect a better game from the two backup guards on Friday night, when the Spurs take on the Portland Trail Blazers.