San Antonio Spurs: Takeaways From Win Against Chicago Bulls

By George Middleton
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On Sunday afternoon the San Antonio Spurs beat the Chicago Bulls 116-105.

The Spurs have now won five straight games. It was a strange game as Tim Duncan didn’t make a field goal for the first time in his career. He went 0-8 from the field, finishing with 3 points and 8 rebounds.

The early portion of the game was an indicator of things to come, as the Spurs led 57-39 at the half.

Both teams shot lights out, the Bulls shot 51% from the field, while the Spurs shot 49%.

The key in the game was the Spurs edge in the turnover battle, as they only had 7, compared to the Bulls 20.

Kawhi Leonard finished with 20 points and 8 rebounds.

Positives for Spurs

-49% Field Goals

-15 Steals

-116 Points Scored

-19-24 Free-Throws

-9-22 Three-Point Field Goals

-Forced 20 Turnovers

-35 Fast-break Points

Spurs Player That Performed Well

Mar 8, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9) is fouled while shooting by Chicago Bulls point guard Aaron Brooks (0) during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Parker was phenomenal on Sunday as he finished with 32 points on 13 of 19 from the field. What made his day impressive is that he had 1 turnover and did his damage in 30 minutes.

Negatives

-Bulls shot 51% from field.

-35 Rebounds

-4 Blocks

-Allowed 52 Points in the Paint

Spurs Player That Had to Step Up

Tim Duncan- For the first time in his 18 year career Duncan didn’t make a field goal. He went 0 for 8 from the field and finished with 3 points and 8 rebounds. Expect a big game from Duncan when they take on Toronto on Tuesday.

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