San Antonio Spurs Blast Phoenix Suns in Final Rodeo Road Trip Game

By Jay Desai

66. . 101. 29. 74

The San Antonio Spurs ended their nine game rodeo road trip on a high note, blowing out the Phoenix Suns 101-74.

The Spurs took control early and never looked back, building an 11 point lead after one that eventually turned into a wire-to-wire victory.

Feb 28, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) dribbles against the Phoenix Suns during the first half at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio’s defense was stout as they forced Phoenix to commit 18 turnovers and shoot an awful 29.8% from the field.

The Spurs offense was solid as well as the team shot 44.6% from the field along with converting 15-of-17 attempts from the line.

Rebounding and points in the paint were also a strong points for San Antonio as they out-rebounded Phoenix 56-42 and out-scored them in the paint 50-32.

The Spurs, who led by as many as 34 points, were led by Kawhi Leonard who easily had his best game of San Antonio’s road trip. The 6-foot-7 forward finished with an impressive 22 point, 10 rebound double-double.

Aron Baynes also had a nice night for the Spurs, coming off the bench to provide 12 points and 10 rebounds.

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For the Suns, it was Marcus Morris who tried to save the game for his team. Morris played nearly 25 minutes off the bench, scoring a team-high 19. The other Morris twin, Markieff, played solid as well, providing 10 points.

With the win, San Antonio finished their rodeo road trip on a strong note, improving to 4-5 on the trip and 36-23 overall on the season. Phoenix fell to 31-29 with the loss.

Next up for the Spurs is their first home game in almost a month. San Antonio will take on the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. CT.

What do you think about the Spurs win over the Suns, their second straight win? Is momentum finally on San Antonio’s side? Let us know in the comments!

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