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The San Antonio Spurs stayed a perfect 7-0 at home, avenging their 20 point loss to the Rockets last month.
It took overtime, but after Richard Jefferson knocked down a three-pointer to give the Spurs the lead with just over one minute remaining in the extra period, the Rockets did not do enough to answer back.
With the win, the Spurs are now 7-4. For a full recap of last night's game, click PS Recap above for Paul Garcia's detailed recap.
"Really? Wow. It's great. That's unbelievable. I didn't realize I was anywhere close to him. I'm still a big part of this team and I want to be a leader on and off the floor."
- Tim Duncan on passing Larry Bird on the career scoring list.
By the Numbers
7 - Shots blocked by Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter and Kawhi Leonard.
14.3 - Rockets shooting percentage from beyond the arch (compared to Spurs 31 percent)
3:47 - Minutes James Anderson played. Anderson's role and minutes have diminished since his start against Golden State.
0-5 - Kevin Marin's three point shooting percentage.
After finishing in double figures in his last two games, Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard got the start over Gary Neal at shooting guard. Leonard finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots in 38 minutes, and he even drew comparisons to former Spurs defensive specialist Bruce Bowen.
Cory Joseph was recalled from the Austin Toros prior to the game, but did not see any time on the court. While the Spurs will primarily rely on Gary Neal to play backup point guard minutes with T.J. Ford out, Joseph should see some playing time over the next few weeks.
If Tim Duncan was waived in your league early into the season due to lower scoring and rebounding averages, he's turned back the clock the last two games, averaging 18.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, six assists, 2.5 blocks and two steals through both games. If you need some help in several categories and could us a consistent 45 percent shooting from the field, Duncan may be the way to go.
If Leonard continues to start and sees big minutes, he'll be a nice 12th man addition to boost rebounding and blocked shot numbers, while getting some scoring as well.
I don't have to mention this but I'm just making sure no one will forget to vote for Tony, Manu and Tim for the all star game. Most especially Tim Duncan since his all star streak might be affected. I don't wanna see Dirk's name on that All Star Line up, Durant deserves every single vote that he's gonna earn but guys let's help Tim's cause. He needs your vote more than ever before. and this might be his last so Find time to vote for him. 18 days left.
Tell me.. That last play that ultimately resulted in the game going to overtime. Was it correct to reset the shot clock on Danny Greens panic save on that out of bounds ball?I read the play by play report and it's noted down as Danny Green defensive rebound, Danny Green bad pass, Louis Scola Steal. But was that really possession of the ball? I noticed he had a two handed grasp on the ball - had it been different if case he had just tapped it inbounds?
What's wrong with James Anderson? In the last 2 games he had big fat eggs. He is supposed to take the place of Manu. His performance is disappointing to say the least. Is he ready for the d-league? He doesn't deserve to be in spurs uniform. He shoould have been waived NOT Ike Diogu. Diogu was not given the chance to prove himself. Beware Malcolm Thomas. You are next.