San Antonio Spurs: Takeaways From Win Against Detroit Pistons

By George Middleton

On Wednesday night the San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons 104-87.

The Spurs began the game by shutting down the Pistons in the first quarter. The Spurs outscored the Pistons 20-12 in the first quarter. The Spurs outscored the Spurs 28-27 in the second quarter.

The Pistons hung around until the third quarter, where the Spurs dominated 34-24.

The key in the game was efficiency. The Spurs shot 47% from the field and the Pistons shot 41.

Danny Green led the Spurs with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 17 points and 6 assists.

D.J. Augustin led the Pistons with 22 points and 6 assists.


-48% Field Goals

-26 Assists

-104 Points

-Out-rebounded Pistons 45-36.

-40 Bench Points

-10-27 Threes (37%)

-10-11 Free-Throws (91%)

Star of the Game

Feb 11, 2015; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (14) brings the ball up the court during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Spurs beat the Pistons 104-87. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Green was sensational on Wednesday night. It wasn’t Green’s 19 points and 8 rebounds that made his night terrific, it was his play on defense as well. Green was terrific on help side and contributed with a pair of steals and blocks. He was extremely efficient going 7-13 from the field and 5-10 from three-point range.


-Allowed 10 Offensive Rebounds.

-Allowed 42% Threes

Spurs Player That Could’ve Stepped Up

Kawhi Leonard– Kawhi Leonard has been consistent this season when healthy. Today was a different case, as Leonard had 8 points on 2-12 from the field. Leonard was terrific on defense like always, as he had 4 steals and 2 blocks.