Spurs Blow By Hornets 114-94 After Big Second Half

By George Middleton

The San Antonio Spurs took care of business against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night. At the start it appeared it would be a difficult game. The Spurs trailed 14-8 and the Hornets looked in rhythm. The Spurs went on a 21-7 run to close out the quarter.

The Hornets outscored the Spurs 26-22 in the second quarter, as they only trailed 51-47 at the half.

Nov 7, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21) is defended by Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson (25) during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The second half was all Spurs. San Antonio outscored the Hornets 63-47 in the second half. Kawhi Leonard finished with 23 points.

San Antonio was lights out from the floor, as they shot 56 percent from the field. The Hornets shot a respectable 47 percent. Both teams did a solid job in limiting their mistake. The Spurs finished with 12 turnovers, and the Spurs finished with 15 turnovers.

LaMarcus Aldridge battled foul trouble all night, as a result he only played 17 minutes. Aldridge finished with 16 points and five rebounds.

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The Spurs had 49 bench points in the game. Patty Mills and Manu Ginobili combined for 28 points on 6-for-12 three point shooting. David West had his best game as a Spurs player. The 35-year-old finished with nine points, nine rebounds, and six assists.

Kemba Walker with 27 points on 11-of-15 shooting. The Spurs limited big man Al Jefferson to 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Jefferson had 31 points on 15-of-18 shooting against Dallas on Thursday night.

Up next for the Spurs are the Sacramento Kings on Monday night at Sleep Train Arena.

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