Spurs vs. Nuggets recap, reactions: Davis Bertans hot from downtown

SAN ANTONIO,TX - JANUARY 13 : Kawhi Leonard
SAN ANTONIO,TX - JANUARY 13 : Kawhi Leonard /

It was another successful night for the San Antonio Spurs, who took down the Denver Nuggets, 112-80.

The San Antonio Spurs took down the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night, 112-80. The Spurs controlled the entire game from start to finish thanks to contributions from Kawhi Leonard and Davis Bertans. This win pushes the Spurs to 28-15 on the season and 19-2 at home.

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Bertans was on fire tonight. He was a needed sparkplug off the bench and had one of his best of the games of the season. Bertans was 6-7 from behind the arc tonight, matching his season high. When Davis has his shot going he can perfectly fill the role of a stretch four for the Spurs.

Davis from DEEP! pic.twitter.com/Rk5D2LESQ6

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 14, 2018

The Spurs were in command the entire game. The first quarter was a blowout, with San Antonio taking a commanding 32-16 early. Kawhi Leonard was key tonight. His return after missing multiple games with a shoulder injury was a much-needed addition to the squad. He filled up the stat sheet, tallying 19 points to go along with his 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals. Kawhi was a menace on defense tonight and gave the Nuggets fits from start to finish. Kawhi’s return to form should excite all Spurs fans and scare the rest of the Western Conference.


Kawhi Leonard | #NBAVOTE pic.twitter.com/BL35g8516w

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 14, 2018

Kawhi has 4+ steals in each of last 3 games – longest streak of his career.

Kawhi Leonard | #NBAVOTE pic.twitter.com/UCngqsILL2

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 14, 2018

It really is just so nice to have Kawhi back.

San Antonio’s key tonight was their three-point shooting, thank you Davis and Danny Green. Thier 14 to 7 lead over Denver in three-point shots made helped the Spurs maintain their lead throughout the game and secure the win. Their 14 made three-pointers is one of their best games from behind the arc all season and is only 4 short of their season high of 18. Gary Haris (2-8 from 3pt) poor shooting would be another contributing factor.

Manu Ginobili continues to be an absolute gem off the bench and got the AT&T Center rocking with this dunk. Grandpa juice indeed.

If you think Manu Ginobili isn't a hall of famer I will rip your limbs off and beat you with them#NBAVotepic.twitter.com/g1LxFK3yO5

— Tom Petrini (@RealTomPetrini) January 14, 2018

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San Antonio has some time off before facing Atlanta on Monday night, Denver faces the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.