San Antonio Spurs: Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker Once Again Pace Team to Win
The San Antonio Spurs kept their momentum rolling on Friday night, making the Denver Nuggets their next victim by way of a 120-111 home win.
The Spurs did not have a dominant quarter by any means, outscoring the Nuggets by no more than three in any given quarter, but that consistent offensive barrage was enough to claim the victory on Friday.
Mar 6, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guardTony Parker
(front) shoots the ball as Denver Nuggets power forwardKenneth Faried
(behind) defends during the second half at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 120-111. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
San Antonio caught fire from the field and kept it up throughout the game, going on to finish with a blistering 54.4% shooting percentage. Denver was also hot from the field, shooting 52.3% in the game.
Both teams saw success from three-point range as well with the Spurs connecting on 9-of-24 tries while the Nuggets made 6-of-17 of their attempts from deep.
The battle was pretty much even in all major categories with assists going to San Antonio, 24-21, rebounding going to Denver, 38-36, and turnovers going to the Spurs, 9-13.
For a second straight game, Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker served as the offensive catalysts for the team. Leonard went on to finish with a game-high 25 points, along with eight rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and a steal while Parker ended up with 24 points and seven assists.
The Nuggets attack was extremely well-balanced with six players finishing in double-figures scoring. Ty Lawson was the leader of that bunch, contribution 23 points and nine assists. Kenneth Faried was also impressive, recording a 20 point, 10 rebound double-double.
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With the win, the Spurs improved to 38-23 on the season, 2-0 on their current six-game home-stand. The Nuggets saw their short two-game win streak end, falling to 22-40 overall.
Next up for San Antonio is another home game against one of the Eastern Conference’s better teams, the Chicago Bulls. That game is essentially a back-to-back with the game scheduled for Sunday at noon CT.
What do you think about the Spurs fourth straight win? How long can San Antonio keep up its winning ways? Let us know in the comments!