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The Spurs led wire to wire despite resting both Tony Parker and Tim Duncan, and there was little the reeling Suns could do to stop or even slow them.

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Spurs 117, Suns 89 - Jan 21, '16

Another winter evening, another Spurs blowout victory against overmatched competition. Here are the numbers:

  • The Spurs led in all Four Factors, mostly notably shooting, where they shot 54% eFG to Phoenix's woeful 43%.
  • Although they certainly didn't need it, the Spurs were lights out from deep, connecting on 64.3% of their attempts, just to be mean.
  • Come to think of it, San Antonio topped Phoenix in every single statistical mark. Fact: San Antonio wins 100% of games in which they best their opponent in every statistical category.
  • The Spurs got a lot of great run from their bench, with McCallum, Anderson and Simmons leading in minutes played with over 25 apiece, and Boban matching Kawhi and LaMarcus with 22 of his own.
  • Speaking of Boban, it will come as no surprise that he came in just behind Kawhi in AdjGS with 17.2, an average of 0.80 per minute, which is honestly just about average for him. His PER is sitting at 32.16, just shy of Steph Curry's top mark of 32.23 amongst players who have played over 20 games. It says something that my reaction to his 17 points and 13 boards in 22 minutes was "sounds about right."
  • David West once again stuffed the stat sheet with 8 points, 4 boards, 3 assists, 2 steals and a block. Just a few months into his San Antonio tenure, West just might be the Spursiest Spur of all.
  • The Big Three combined for 6 minutes of play and 0 points, and the Spurs won by 28. That rest is great on the front end of a back-to-back, although considering Friday's opponent is the lowly Lakers, it might have made more sense to give the rest to the deep bench, who look to do most of the lifting tonight.
  • The Spurs move to a glorious 37-6, which as we've been reminded is no guarantee of playoffs triumph, but still feels pretty great and has made for a vastly more enjoyable first half of the season than last year's.

Four Factors (def.)

Spurs Suns
Shooting (eFG%) 54% 43%
Ball Handling (TO%) 8% 15%
Off Rebounding (OR%) 23% 21%
Shooting FTs (FT Rate) 33% 28%

Team Stats (Definitions at bottom of post)

Spurs Suns
Pace (No. of Possessions) 96.7
Points Per Possession (PPP) 1.21 0.92
Points Per Shot (PPS) 1.36 1.10
2-PT FG% 45.8% 41.3%
3-PT FG% 64.3% 33.3%
FT% 85.7% 82.6%
True Shooting % 59.5% 48.8%
Spurs
Suns
Offensive Rating 121.5 91.6
Defensive Rating 91.6 121.5
Net Rating 29.8 -29.8
Spurs Suns
Passes / poss. 3.0 2.9
% of FGA uncontested 45.3% 50.6%
Points in the paint 52 34
Second chance points 11 20
Fast break points 19 11
Spurs Suns
Assists 24 18
Steals 8 3
Turnovers 8 13
Ball Control Index (BCI)
(Assists + Steals) / TO
4.00 1.62
Spurs Suns
Expected Offensive Rebounds 11.0 10.5
Offensive Rebounds 10 9
Difference -1.0 -1.5

Spurs Shot Chart

Suns Shot Chart

Players (Definitions at bottom of post, columns sortable)

Spurs

Player
Min
AdjGS
GS/Min
Line
Usage%
Floor%
OffRtg
DefRtg
NetRtg
Kawhi Leonard 22 17.9 0.80 21 Pts (6-15 FG, 1-1 3PT, 8-8 FT) 3 Reb (1 Off), 3 Ast, 2 PF 39% 62% 136.4 83.1 53.3
Boban Marjanovic 22 17.2 0.80 17 Pts (6-10 FG, 5-6 FT) 13 Reb (4 Off), 1 Stl, 2 TO, 4 PF 31% 59% 117.9 107.6 10.3
David West 19 13.8 0.72 8 Pts (3-4 FG, 2-2 FT) 4 Reb (0 Off), 3 Ast, 1 Blk, 2 Stl, 1 PF 11% 89% 114.7 83.7 31.1
Kyle Anderson 25 12.1 0.48 9 Pts (3-5 FG, 1-1 3PT, 2-2 FT) 4 Reb (0 Off), 3 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 Stl, 3 PF 10% 77% 129.3 95.1 34.3
Ray McCallum 29 10.7 0.37 11 Pts (5-10 FG, 1-3 3PT ) 4 Reb (2 Off), 3 Ast, 2 PF 16% 57% 135.0 106.3 28.7
Rasual Butler 9 8.9 1.01 9 Pts (3-4 FG, 1-2 3PT, 2-2 FT) , 1 Blk, 1 PF 29% 85% 192.3 109.0 83.3
Matt Bonner 11 8.2 0.76 5 Pts (2-2 FG, 1-1 3PT ) 2 Reb (1 Off), 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 9% 100% 154.4 97.5 56.9
Boris Diaw 19 7.7 0.40 5 Pts (2-5 FG, 1-1 3PT ) 4 Reb (0 Off), 4 Ast, 2 Blk, 1 TO 14% 49% 114.2 75.5 38.8
Jonathon Simmons 25 7.3 0.29 13 Pts (5-9 FG, 1-2 3PT, 2-5 FT) 1 Reb (0 Off), 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO, 3 PF 24% 47% 109.5 84.9 24.6
Danny Green 13 7.0 0.55 4 Pts (1-1 FG, 2-2 FT) 2 Reb (1 Off), 1 Ast, 1 Blk, 7% 110% 110.8 101.4 9.4
Patty Mills 19 6.0 0.31 8 Pts (3-10 FG, 2-3 3PT ) 1 Reb (1 Off), 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 TO, 2 PF 24% 36% 103.6 72.0 31.5
LaMarcus Aldridge 22 3.0 0.14 7 Pts (3-9 FG, 1-1 FT) 5 Reb (0 Off), 2 Ast, 1 TO, 3 PF 21% 40% 107.3 96.7 10.6
Manu Ginobili 6 -2.8 -0.49 0 Pts (0-2 FG, ) , 1 TO 23% 0% 75.8 92.3 -16.6

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Spurs Index: 98.2 (def.)

Factor Value Score
Passing (AST%) 57.1% 27.6
Shooting (eFG%) 54.1% 20.1
Defensive Rebounding (DReb%) 78.6% 20.6
Defense (DefRtg) 91.6 21.9
Opponent % of FGA Uncontested 50.6% 8.1
Total 98.2

Suns Spurs Index: 89.0 Show Breakdown

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