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The Spurs topped the Nuggets in all of the Four Factors en route to their 17th straight home win to start the season.

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Spurs 101, Nuggets 86 - Dec 26, '15

The Spurs topped the Nuggets in categories in this one to earn their 17th straight home victory to start the year. Let's dive in.

  • The Spurs shot 70% from three! I don't have a proof on hand, but I'm pretty sure it's mathematically impossible to beat the Spurs when they shoot 70% from deep.
  • On the other hand, the Spurs only attempted 10 three pointers. That's absurdly few in today's NBA, but the ridiculous seven makes matches San Antonio's season average, it just took them nine fewer attempts to get there.
  • The Spurs actually got outshot from inside the arc, 48.5% to 45.1%. But it didn't matter cuz of that ridiculous 7/10 from three.
  • The good guys also topped the Nugs in turnovers, rebounding and free throw attempts/percentage, thus making sure there was no way for Denver to climb back into this one.
  • That Kawhi Leonard's 20/5/5/2 line looks pretty pedestrian says something about his exponential growth as a player. He hit a lot of shots and is Curry-like in his ability to hit low-percentage/high degree-of-difficulty shots at an efficient clip.
  • Fantastic effort from David West filling in for Timmeh. His versatile 10 points, 4 boards, 6 assists, 4 blocks and a steal helped propel the Spurs to the win.
  • Boban! I love watching Boban play, but his defense seems to be an all-or-nothing kind of deal, with opponents either getting an easy layup or having their shot swatted, which happened 4 times last night. We'll see if Boban's positioning and savvy can improve and help him overcome slower foot speed. You have to love the 8/8 from the line, though.
  • The Spurs take on the Timberwolves Monday night at the AT&T Center as they look to extend their 17 game home winning streak. Go Spurs Go!

Four Factors (def.)

Spurs Nuggets
Shooting (eFG%) 52% 47%
Ball Handling (TO%) 14% 16%
Off Rebounding (OR%) 26% 21%
Shooting FTs (FT Rate) 21% 7%

Team Stats (Definitions at bottom of post)

Spurs Nuggets
Pace (No. of Possessions) 93.6
Points Per Possession (PPP) 1.08 0.92
Points Per Shot (PPS) 1.25 1.00
2-PT FG% 45.1% 48.5%
3-PT FG% 70.0% 27.8%
FT% 94.1% 83.3%
True Shooting % 57.1% 48.5%
Spurs
Nuggets
Offensive Rating 110.4 89.9
Defensive Rating 89.9 110.4
Net Rating 20.5 -20.5
Spurs Nuggets
Passes / poss. 3.5 2.8
% of FGA uncontested 46.9% 43.0%
Points in the paint 42 48
Second chance points 14 6
Fast break points 11 4
Spurs Nuggets
Assists 21 25
Steals 11 6
Turnovers 11 15
Ball Control Index (BCI)
(Assists + Steals) / TO
2.91 2.07
Spurs Nuggets
Expected Offensive Rebounds 9.5 9.8
Offensive Rebounds 10 8
Difference 0.5 -1.8

Spurs Shot Chart

Nuggets Shot Chart

Players (Definitions at bottom of post, columns sortable)

Spurs

Player
Min
AdjGS
GS/Min
Line
Usage%
Floor%
OffRtg
DefRtg
NetRtg
Kawhi Leonard 32 20.3 0.64 20 Pts (7-13 FG, 2-2 3PT, 4-4 FT) 5 Reb (2 Off), 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO, 1 PF 25% 61% 117.9 83.5 34.4
David West 26 16.2 0.62 10 Pts (5-8 FG, ) 4 Reb (0 Off), 6 Ast, 4 Blk, 1 Stl, 1 PF 14% 74% 124.4 78.6 45.8
Tony Parker 25 13.8 0.54 13 Pts (6-12 FG, 1-1 3PT ) 4 Reb (0 Off), 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 22% 59% 127.8 79.0 48.8
Boban Marjanovic 15 13.0 0.87 10 Pts (1-3 FG, 8-8 FT) 7 Reb (2 Off), 4 Blk, 1 Stl, 2 TO, 2 PF 26% 64% 111.4 97.4 14.1
Boris Diaw 25 12.5 0.51 16 Pts (6-10 FG, 2-2 3PT, 2-3 FT) 3 Reb (2 Off), 1 Stl, 2 TO 26% 53% 96.0 95.2 0.8
LaMarcus Aldridge 30 8.5 0.28 12 Pts (6-14 FG, ) 9 Reb (1 Off), 3 Blk, 1 TO, 2 PF 24% 40% 109.1 90.5 18.6
Danny Green 32 8.1 0.25 8 Pts (3-6 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT) 4 Reb (1 Off), 1 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 Stl, 1 TO, 1 PF 11% 55% 120.9 87.5 33.5
Patty Mills 23 6.7 0.30 8 Pts (3-8 FG, 2-4 3PT ) 2 Reb (1 Off), 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO, 1 PF 19% 43% 89.4 102.8 -13.5
Kyle Anderson 15 1.7 0.12 4 Pts (2-5 FG, ) 3 Reb (1 Off), 1 TO 19% 33% 102.1 100.9 1.2
Jonathon Simmons 16 0.2 0.01 0 Pts (0-2 FG, ) , 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 TO, 2 PF 9% 23% 87.3 94.6 -7.3
Ray McCallum 1 0.0 0.00 0 Pts , 0% 0% 0.0 133.3 -133.3
Matt Bonner 0 0.0 0.00 0 Pts , 0% 0% 0.0 138.9 -138.9

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Spurs Index: 98.1 (def.)

Factor Value Score
Passing (AST%) 53.8% 26.0
Shooting (eFG%) 52.5% 19.5
Defensive Rebounding (DReb%) 79.5% 20.8
Defense (DefRtg) 89.9 22.3
Opponent % of FGA Uncontested 43.0% 9.5
Total 98.1

Nuggets Spurs Index: 95.5 Show Breakdown

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