San Antonio Spurs Dominate Early, Defeat Suns 112-79

By Michael Rehome

The San Antonio Spurs (28-6) came out and dominated early and never looked back as they won their 28th game of the season after defeating the Phoenix Suns 112-79 at the AT&T Center.

With the win, the Spurs improve to 19-0 at home. Tony Parker was a man on a mission Wednesday as he was relentless in 22 minutes of play. Parker had seven assists to go along with his 12 points. The Parker and LaMarcus Aldridge combination worked well as Aldridge mid-range game was on.

Aldridge was 8-of-12 from the field for 21 points. He also grabbed 12 rebounds. But, it was the play of Parker who led the team to another 30-point victory.

With Tim Duncan sitting out his second straight game due to right knee soreness, David West started in place and muscled his way to four points and five rebounds in 20 minutes. Boban Marjanovic made an appearance as he played 15 minutes. He grabbed 12 rebounds to go along with his seven points.

As a team, the Spurs shot 56 percent from the floor and assisted on 26 of the teams 43 made baskets. Defense has been key for the leagues top defensive team as they held the Suns to just 39 percent shooting and forced 15 turnovers.

The highlight of the night would have to be the antics of one Manu Ginobili. Ginobili from his rear-end found a streaking Kawhi Leonard for a layup to get the AT&T crowd on their feet.

The Suns (12-21) were led by Brandon Knight, Tyson Chandler and TJ Warren who each had 11 points in the loss.

Key Takeaways

Tony Parker dazzledParker showed exactly why he is such an important piece to the San Antonio Spurs and their success this season. The Spurs leader was relentless tonight and was all over the floor as he found his teammates, and scored inside. He finished with seven assists and had 12 points.

LaMarcus Aldridge mid-range game is deadlyThe Aldridge and Parker combination really worked well Wednesday night. Parker found Aldridge on numerous plays out on the perimeter. Aldridge was 8-of-12 from the floor for 21 points.

Boban Marjanovic WatchThe Spurs 7-foot-3 Rookie played 15 minutes and had himself a night on the glass. He pulled down 12 rebounds to go along with his seven points.

Kawhi Leonard has a quite nightThe Spurs leading scorer started off the game rough missing his first two shots but settled down to hit 6-of-10 from the floor on his way to 19 points in 29 minutes.

Star Performer

LaMarcus Aldridge gets the nod here even when it could go to Tony Parker. Aldridge showed his mid-range game and really made an impact against a Phoenix Suns team that is going through rough times. Aldridge stat-line tells it all: 21 points, 12 rebounds, 1 block.