2014-15 Spurs Unexpected Statistics

By George Middleton

The San Antonio Spurs went 55-27 this season and they finished sixth in the Western Conference.

May 2, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward

Matt Barnes

(22) guards San Antonio Spurs forward

Kawhi Leonard

(2)in the second half of game seven of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Clippers won 111-109. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Spurs lost an opportunity to finish second in the West and win their division in the last game of the season, as they lost to the New Orleans Pelicans.

With that said, beside the Spurs not clinching home court in the first round of the playoffs, what were some of the stranger numbers and statistics for the Spurs this season?

97– The amount of points the Spurs allowed a game this season. The Spurs were third in the league in the category. It’s a bit surprising considering the absences of Kawhi Leonard, Patty Mills, and Tiago Splitter in stretches this season. Leonard, the defensive player of the year, missed 18 games, while Mills missed 31 games.

6.2- The point differential for the Spurs this season, third in the league. Playing in a loaded Western Conference with injuries to key players doesn’t necessarily translate into a point differential that good.

5.4- The amount of blocks the Spurs got a game. Ranked eighth in the league. Spurs only have one good shot blocker (Tim Duncan). Duncan averaged 2 blocks. Which means the Spurs players still had to account for about 3.4 blocks. Danny Green chipped in with 1.1 blocks and Leonard 0.8.

43- Tony Parker‘s three-point percentage this season. Parker is a career 32% three-point shooter, which makes this stat one of the more shocking ones. Parker cooled off late in the season after shooting 51% from three before the all-star break, but it’s hard to complain.

34- Patty Mills three-point percentage this season. Going into the season Mills was a 40% shooter in his career from beyond the arc. However he picked it up at the right time, as he shot 57% in the playoffs from three.

13.2- The points Cory Joseph averaged in 14 starts. Joseph shot an incredible 56% from the field in his starts and only 1.6 turnovers. He might’ve earned himself a nice contract somewhere else in the league if the Spurs don’t resign him.

Next: 5 Role Players the Spurs Can Go After