The Hornets got out to a quick 12-6 lead. Manu Ginobili, coming off the bench, and the rest of the second unit took over and it was 39-20.
Yep, they went on a 33-8 run and pretty much iced the game right there, and cruised to the 113-96 win(box score). For the first half, the Spurs bench outscored the Hornets bench 30-0. Yes. 30. To. ZERO.
This game would have been much worse if Chris Paul hadn't played great. He tore it up, but could never get his team back in the game.
For the Spurs, this game was about showing off their balance. 9 players had between 9 and 17 points. Tony led the team with 17 points and 6 assists.
Matt Bonner led the team with 29 minutes played. Tim only played 22 minutes and had 9 points and 12 rebounds. Of course, he's already behind 1 to DeJuan in the double-double race.
All in all, a great across the board win by the good guys. There were a lot of good stats in this game, but I'll leave those to the stat crew.
Your 3 stars
DeJuan Blair: 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 assists in 22.5 minutes. John Hollinger has now been set on fire. Dare I say, en fuego.
Tim Duncan: 9 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 assists.
- Manu Ginobili: 16 points and 4 assists. But most importantly, because he had his thing going. Some of his stuff was ridiculous tonight.