AT&T CENTER – Unlike Friday evening, where the San Antonio Spurs found themselves ahead by 15 points after the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday’s 122-104 win against the Utah Jazz wasn’t as easy for San Antonio, as head coach Gregg Popovich finally pulled his starters from the game with 2:40 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Behind 21 points from Manu Ginobili, the Spurs shot 62.8% from the floor, a new season high, as seven players finished in double-figures scoring against the Jazz. Here were a few keys to the Spurs’ 10th win in a row, and 15th consecutive 50 win season.
“Offensively we were sharp today.” – Manu Ginobili
Whether they were contested shots or not, the Spurs just continued to shoot a high-percentage on the night. While shooting 62.8% from the floor, the Spurs shot 59.1% on contested shots, and 67.6% on uncontested looks. The ball movement played a key part in the high shooting-percentage, as five players touched the ball 40 or more times. The team accounted for 31 assists, including 10 secondary assists, and two assists that led to free throw attempts. Of the teams 78 total shots, 34 of their looks were uncontested. San Antonio also shot 10-of-16 from 3-point range in the win.no comments