The San Antonio Spurs (9-1) used a strong 3rd quarter to turn a 10 point halftime deficit into a 15 point lead entering the final period.
The Chicago Bulls (6-4) did not recover in time and the Spurs tied their franchise best start after 10 games. The last time San Antonio opened the season 9-1 was in 1981 during the George Gervin era.
Now, it's time to check out the numbers that stood out in this Spurs latest victory.
71 - The Spurs shot a blistering 71% from the floor while the Bulls just made 26% of their field goals attempts in the third period that turned the game into San Antonio's favor.
50 - The Bulls are one of the league's best in rebounding. However, the Spurs won the battle of the boards 50-42. Tim Duncan had a season high 18 boards for San Antonio.
46 - The Spurs continues to shoot well from behind the arc making 6-13 (46.2%) of their 3-pointers, including 2-2 from Matt Bonner and 1-1 from George Hill. The Bulls connected on 6-17 (35.3%) from the three point line.
37 - The Spurs only scored 37 points for the entire first half but outscored the Bulls 37-12 in the third quarter alone, that proved to be the game's turning point.
33 - Derrick Rose had a game high 33 points, four assists and three rebounds for the Chicago Bulls.
28 - San Antonio are proving to be effective on transition as they beat the Bulls 28-18 on fast break points.
24 - The Spurs shared the ball better, they had 24 assists for the game compared to 17 by the Bulls. Duncan and Manu Ginobili had five assists a piece.
21- Despite some distraction because of his on going divorce with Eva Longoria, Tony Parker led the Spurs with 21 points, three rebounds and seven assists.
20 - After a miserable first half, Ginobili finished the game strong and had 20 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals for the Spurs. This was the 7th time that Manu scored 20 points or more in just ten games.
18 - After struggling on the Spurs' three previous games, Duncan turned out a solid effort and finished the game with 16 points, a season high 18 rebounds, five assists, two block shots and a steal.
0- Taj Gibson went scoreless for the Bulls, going 0-7 from the field in 16 minutes of playing time. Richard Jefferson added 12 points and 5 rebounds for the Spurs and had zero turnovers in 34 minutes of action.
Rookie Watch: Gary Neal had four points, two steals, one assist and one rebound in 15 minutes of action while Tiago Splitter had his first DNP-CD (Did Not Play - Coach's Decision) of the season.
What's Next? The Spurs will visit Deron Williams and the Utah Jazz at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Friday.