Playing the second night of a back-to-back, the San Antonio Spurs (8-1) came out flat during the opening quarter and found themselves trailing 66-61 at half time against the Oklahoma City Thunder (5-4).
However, the second half was a different story. The Spurs outscored the Thunder 56-38 in the second half and extended their winning streak to seven games.
What are the numbers that stood in this Spurs' recent win? Let's find out!
89.5 - The Spurs didn't have a good shooting night from the floor, but they went to the line a lot and made 34-38 of their free throws (89.5%), including 11-11 from Manu Ginobili.
55·- The Spurs continued their hot streak from the outside making 11-20 (55%) of their 3-pointers while the Thunder only made 4-13 (30.8%) from beyond the arc.
45 - The Spurs out rebounded the Thunder 45-36, eleven coming from DeJuan Blair.
35·- The Spurs outscored the Thunder 35-24 in the final period to turn a close game into a rout.
24 - Tony Parker scored a game high 24 points·and added five boards, three assists and a steal.
23 - Kevin Durant had a season-low 23 points for the Thunder and committed five turnovers.·
18·- The Spurs outscored the Thunder by 18 points in the second half and Richard Jefferson added 18 points, three rebounds, a steal and one block for the Spurs.
7 - Matt Bonner scored 21 points off the bench and went a perfect 7-7 from behind the arc. Blair scored 7 points in-a-row, on a tip in, a steal for a fast break layup and a 3-point play to tie the game at 68 all in third quarter. Jefferson made all his 7 shots from the stripe and the San Antonio Spurs have·won 7 straight games.
3·- George Hill went 1-10 from the field, but finished the game with 6 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. James Harden also had 3 steals for the Thunder. Tim Duncan and Serge Ibaka had 3 block shots each·for their respective teams.
0 - Duncan only had six points and four boards but did not commit a single turnover in 23 minutes of action.
Rookie Watch: Gary Neal had 5 points, 5 rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes of action and Tiago Splitter had two points and rebounds but committed 3 fouls in just a little over three minutes of playing time.·
What's Next? The Spurs will hosts Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.