The San Antonio Spurs with their 98 to 84 win against the Phoenix Suns on Monday night reached a team high 18 steals.
It was a total team effort defensively for the Spurs, whom records their second-consecutive win. Kawhi Leonard as he has done so all season long led the way for the silver and black. He finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and four steals.
David West got his first start as a member of the Spurs for the injured LaMarcus Aldridge whom is sidelined with a mild left ankle sprain. West finished with five points, three rebounds and three steals.
The big key to this game was the defense of the Spurs. They held a Suns team that was coming in averaging just over 106 points per game. They were held to 84. Stifling defense and great communication on the floor led to the shut-down of the Suns offense.
As a team, the Spurs forced 28 turnovers and had a season-high 18 steals.
Offensively, San Antonio shot 51-percent from the floor. Danny Green was 4-of-9 from 3-point range. He finished with 18 points.
Tony Parker continued his strong fourth quarter play. He finished with 20 points. He also added eight assistss and three steals.
Nov 23, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs power forward David West (30) shoots the ball against the Phoenix Suns during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports