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By the Numbers: Hot-handed Spurs cruise past Blazers

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The Spurs struggled to slow down the Blazers early, but exploded for a 39-point third quarter to cruise to an easy victory, their 34th home victory of the year.

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Spurs 118, Trail Blazers 110 - Mar 17, '16

  • Tony Parker really stole the show in this one, scoring 18 points and dishing out a season-high 16 assists. After a couple of rough games, he found his rhythm against Damian Lillard, who always seems to bring out the best in Tony.
  • Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points on just 11 shots despite shooting only two free throws. I'll take 22 pts on 11 shots over 36 on 35 shots any day of the week.
  • To get a feel for just how outrageously effective Kawhi and Tony were, consider that LaMarcus Aldridge's fantastic 22 points on 9-14 shooting was only good for third in Adjust Game Score.
  • Despite the great numbers by the Spurs' Big Three Of The Night, this game was really a team effort, with 6 players contributing over 0.5 AdjGS/minute (7 if you count Diaw's oh-so-close 0.49). Danny and Patty were locked in, going 4-6 from deep and making great defensive plays, and Timmy tallied 11 points on 6 shots with 7 boards and 2 blocks to boot.
  • The Spurs put up a ridiculous 6.14 Ball Control Index, the highest I can ever recall seeing.  As a team, they notched a 5:1 Assist/Turnover ratio. It just doesn't get much better than that.
  • As amazing as the ball control was, San Antonio struggled to keep Portland off the boards in what was easily the worst blemish on this game. The Spurs were -8 in Expected Offensive rebounds, a major edge which helped Portland stick around long past when they should have thrown in the towel. Expect Pop to harp on this ahead of Saturday's big showdown with Golden State. Extra possessions against the Warriors are not something San Antonio can afford if they want to stay unbeaten at home.

Four Factors (def.)

Spurs Trail Blazers
Shooting (eFG%) 57% 49%
Ball Handling (TO%) 7% 13%
Off Rebounding (OR%) 10% 30%
Shooting FTs (FT Rate) 26% 34%

Team Stats (Definitions at bottom of post)

Spurs Trail Blazers
Pace (No. of Possessions) 99.9
Points Per Possession (PPP) 1.18 1.10
Points Per Shot (PPS) 1.37 1.24
2-PT FG% 52.9% 43.3%
3-PT FG% 50.0% 45.5%
FT% 90.9% 73.3%
True Shooting % 61.7% 53.8%
Spurs
Trail Blazers
Offensive Rating 119.6 108.7
Defensive Rating 108.7 119.6
Net Rating 10.9 -10.9
Spurs Trail Blazers
Passes / poss. 2.8 2.8
% of FGA uncontested 44.2% 44.9%
Points in the paint 42 36
Second chance points 6 24
Fast break points 11 17
Spurs Trail Blazers
Assists 35 23
Steals 8 5
Turnovers 7 13
Ball Control Index (BCI)
(Assists + Steals) / TO
6.14 2.15
Spurs Trail Blazers
Expected Offensive Rebounds 9.8 11.8
Offensive Rebounds 4 14
Difference -5.8 2.2

Spurs Shot Chart

Trail Blazers Shot Chart

Players (Definitions at bottom of post, columns sortable)

Spurs

Player
Min
AdjGS
GS/Min
Line
Usage%
Floor%
OffRtg
DefRtg
NetRtg
Tony Parker 27 24.2 0.89 18 Pts (7-13 FG, 4-4 FT) 1 Reb (0 Off), 16 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO, 1 PF 30% 66% 141.8 107.2 34.5
Kawhi Leonard 31 21.7 0.71 22 Pts (8-11 FG, 4-4 3PT, 2-2 FT) 2 Reb (0 Off), 1 Ast, 3 Blk, 1 PF 19% 74% 134.2 102.0 32.1
LaMarcus Aldridge 26 18.9 0.72 22 Pts (9-14 FG, 4-5 FT) 6 Reb (0 Off), 1 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 Stl, 1 TO, 2 PF 32% 62% 142.4 112.4 30.1
Danny Green 24 13.4 0.56 7 Pts (2-3 FG, 1-2 3PT, 2-2 FT) 5 Reb (1 Off), 3 Ast, 3 Blk, 2 Stl, 3 PF 8% 84% 136.4 103.1 33.3
Patty Mills 21 13.4 0.64 17 Pts (6-12 FG, 3-4 3PT, 2-2 FT) 2 Reb (1 Off), 2 Ast, 2 PF 27% 54% 90.8 110.4 -19.6
Tim Duncan 21 12.2 0.58 11 Pts (5-6 FG, 1-1 FT) 7 Reb (0 Off), 2 Blk, 2 PF 15% 84% 153.3 101.9 51.4
Boris Diaw 14 7.0 0.49 9 Pts (4-7 FG, 0-1 3PT, 1-1 FT) 3 Reb (1 Off), 1 PF 23% 56% 82.5 104.4 -21.9
Kevin Martin 21 6.8 0.32 8 Pts (3-9 FG, 0-3 3PT, 2-3 FT) 4 Reb (1 Off), 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 PF 22% 43% 104.6 111.0 -6.4
Kyle Anderson 15 2.5 0.17 0 Pts 4 Reb (0 Off), 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO, 4 PF 3% 60% 102.5 130.1 -27.7
Andre Miller 2 0.0 0.00 0 Pts , 0% 0% 40.0 136.1 -96.1
Manu Ginobili 18 -0.3 -0.02 2 Pts (0-4 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT) 2 Reb (0 Off), 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO, 3 PF 18% 28% 101.0 119.7 -18.7
Boban Marjanovic 2 -0.4 -0.19 0 Pts , 1 PF 0% 0% 40.0 136.1 -96.1
David West 17 -1.3 -0.08 2 Pts (1-7 FG, 0-1 3PT ) 1 Reb (0 Off), 2 Ast, 2 Blk, 1 TO, 2 PF 21% 19% 101.9 91.2 10.7

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Spurs Index: 104.7 (def.)

Factor Value Score
Passing (AST%) 77.8% 37.6
Shooting (eFG%) 57.0% 21.2
Defensive Rebounding (DReb%) 70.2% 18.4
Defense (DefRtg) 108.7 18.4
Opponent % of FGA Uncontested 44.9% 9.1
Total 104.7

Trail Blazers Spurs Index: 96.4 Show Breakdown

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