After winning their previous three games at home, the San Antonio Spurs took their 3-game winning streak to the road on Tuesday, as the result was a 122-101 blowout over the Cleveland Cavaliers, for the Spurs’ fourth win in a row. After the team struggled mightily in the first quarter (13 points, 4 assists, 24% shooting), the Spurs excelled through the remainder of the game, outscoring the Cavaliers 109-78 in the following three quarters, as San Antonio’s lead reached its peak at 28 on the evening.
After the team had tied its season-high 34 assists less than a week ago against the Detroit Pistons, the Spurs set a new season high Tuesday with 39 assists. What was more impressive was the “machine” like efficiency San Antonio used in collecting the assists, as 43 of their made baskets were assisted on, a 91% assist to made basket mark. Led by Danny Green’s 24 points, five players not named Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, helped the Spurs with double-digit scoring efforts, as Duncan and Parker got to sit out the entire fourth quarter. Here were a few key components to the Spurs’ 44th victory of the season.
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