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San Antonio survived a slow start, scoring a season-low 14 first quarter points while Dallas struggled as well with 16. But while San Antonio quickly heated up, Dallas remained cold and the Spurs ran away and hid.

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Spurs 112, Mavericks 83 - Jan 17, '16

The Spurs remain undefeated at home, once again blowing out a subpar opponent quality playoff team with efficient play and stifling defense. Here are the numbers:

Stat of the night: 10%. The percentage of first quarter points that came from defensive three second call free throws.

  • The Spurs shot just 49% eFG on the game, but this is a bit misleading. After shooting a comically bad 22.7% in the first quarter (which must have been the lowest scoring quarter of the season with a combined 30 points from both squads), the Spurs turned on the afterburners and went 58.1% the rest of the way. Just a tad bit better.
  • The Spurs topped the Mavs in all Four Factors. Most impressively, San Antonio held Dallas to 40% eFG on the night.
  • San Antonio turned the ball over just 7 times, sporting a 4.14 Ball Control Index, to the Mavericks 13 and 1.85.
  • While the Spurs gathered just 6 offensive rebounds themselves, they held Dallas to just 5 on the night. That's a bigger difference than it sounds though, because Dallas had a lot of opportunities for offensive rebounds (see 40%, eFG)
  • LaMarcus Aldridge was on fire in this one, scoring 23 points on 9-15 shooting, hitting all 5 of his free throws, grabbing 7 boards, a block and an assist, all in just 27 minutes of play. It is a huge luxury to have a big guy who can take over a game for stretches in that way.
  • Great numbers from (some of) the bench, with Jonathan Simmons coming in second in AdjGS with a crazy effective 14 points, 2 boards, 2 assists and a steal in just 15 minutes of play. It's pretty clear at this point that Simmons is a quality rotation player and the Spurs once more found a diamond in the rough. Watching him in the summer league, it looked like everything he does well would be pretty transferable, and that looks pretty definitively to have been the case.
  • Boris was great once more, putting up 16 points in as many minutes, with 3 boards and 3 assists to boot. He also made what may have been my favorite play of the night. It's almost like Diaw is teasing Matthews, picking up his dribble and faking the pass. "Nice D, I'm gonna have to pass out of this." But no. He then pivots and effortlessly flips the ball in the bucket.
Diaw takes Wes in the post
  • Fans were treated to another Marjanovic sighting, as Boban came in and did Boban things with 7 points, 4 boards and an assist in 9 minutes. My favorite exchange of the night, as imagined by Quixem:

Four Factors (def.)

Spurs Mavericks
Shooting (eFG%) 49% 40%
Ball Handling (TO%) 7% 13%
Off Rebounding (OR%) 13% 10%
Shooting FTs (FT Rate) 31% 31%

Team Stats (Definitions at bottom of post)

Spurs Mavericks
Pace (No. of Possessions) 101.7
Points Per Possession (PPP) 1.10 0.82
Points Per Shot (PPS) 1.24 1.02
2-PT FG% 52.9% 39.7%
3-PT FG% 25.0% 26.1%
FT% 82.1% 76.0%
True Shooting % 54.7% 45.1%
Spurs
Mavericks
Offensive Rating 108.4 83.0
Defensive Rating 83.0 108.4
Net Rating 25.4 -25.4
Spurs Mavericks
Passes / poss. 3.0 3.0
% of FGA uncontested 46.7% 48.1%
Points in the paint 44 32
Second chance points 9 3
Fast break points 9 5
Spurs Mavericks
Assists 22 20
Steals 7 4
Turnovers 7 13
Ball Control Index (BCI)
(Assists + Steals) / TO
4.14 1.85
Spurs Mavericks
Expected Offensive Rebounds 11.5 12.5
Offensive Rebounds 6 5
Difference -5.5 -7.5

Spurs Shot Chart

Mavericks Shot Chart

Players (Definitions at bottom of post, columns sortable)

Spurs

Player
Min
AdjGS
GS/Min
Line
Usage%
Floor%
OffRtg
DefRtg
NetRtg
LaMarcus Aldridge 27 23.9 0.88 23 Pts (9-15 FG, 5-5 FT) 7 Reb (1 Off), 1 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 PF 30% 68% 105.0 77.0 28.0
Jonathon Simmons 15 15.7 1.03 14 Pts (5-7 FG, 2-2 3PT, 2-2 FT) 2 Reb (0 Off), 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 PF 22% 79% 143.7 105.1 38.6
Boris Diaw 16 15.7 0.99 16 Pts (6-11 FG, 2-5 3PT, 2-2 FT) 3 Reb (1 Off), 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO, 3 PF 34% 58% 98.2 84.0 14.2
Kawhi Leonard 29 13.9 0.48 15 Pts (5-11 FG, 1-3 3PT, 4-6 FT) 4 Reb (0 Off), 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 TO 24% 49% 102.9 77.1 25.9
David West 14 9.3 0.66 8 Pts (4-8 FG, 0-1 FT) 5 Reb (1 Off), 4 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 TO, 1 PF 28% 51% 102.1 81.9 20.2
Boban Marjanovic 9 8.2 0.91 7 Pts (3-6 FG, 1-1 FT) 4 Reb (2 Off), 1 Ast, 30% 57% 136.6 112.7 23.9
Kyle Anderson 12 7.5 0.65 8 Pts (3-3 FG, 2-2 FT) 2 Reb (0 Off), 1 Ast, 1 TO, 3 PF 16% 83% 125.6 102.7 22.8
Tony Parker 25 7.1 0.28 2 Pts (0-4 FG, 2-2 FT) 5 Reb (0 Off), 7 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 TO, 2 PF 11% 46% 104.0 68.4 35.6
Manu Ginobili 18 4.5 0.25 7 Pts (3-8 FG, 0-3 3PT, 1-2 FT) 3 Reb (1 Off), 1 Stl, 2 PF 21% 38% 96.5 87.2 9.3
Danny Green 28 3.2 0.11 4 Pts (2-8 FG, 0-4 3PT, 0-1 FT) 7 Reb (0 Off), 1 Ast, 2 Blk, 1 PF 13% 26% 99.3 75.9 23.4
Patty Mills 16 1.7 0.10 6 Pts (2-4 FG, 0-2 3PT, 2-2 FT) 2 Reb (0 Off), 2 TO, 3 PF 17% 42% 106.6 88.3 18.3
Tim Duncan 21 1.6 0.08 2 Pts (0-4 FG, 2-2 FT) 5 Reb (0 Off), 1 Ast, 1 Blk, 2 PF 11% 29% 102.5 65.0 37.5
Rasual Butler 9 -0.1 -0.01 0 Pts (0-1 FG, 0-1 3PT ) 2 Reb (0 Off), 4% 0% 130.1 107.5 22.6

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Spurs Index: 99.9 (def.)

Factor Value Score
Passing (AST%) 52.4% 25.3
Shooting (eFG%) 49.4% 18.4
Defensive Rebounding (DReb%) 90.0% 23.6
Defense (DefRtg) 83.0 24.1
Opponent % of FGA Uncontested 48.1% 8.5
Total 99.9

Mavericks Spurs Index: 98.0 Show Breakdown

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