Friday, March 2, 2012
Spurs whipped Bobcats
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cross-posted at Spurs World
Tony Parker scored 15 points, and the San Antonio Spurs cruised past the Charlotte Bobcats in the second half for a 102-72 victory on Friday night.
Richard Jefferson scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in the Spurs victory over the Bobcats.
The Spurs (25-11) bounced back from a rare home loss earlier this week against the Chicago Bulls to win for the 13th time in their last 15 games.
The Bobcats (4-30), who were playing San Antonio for the only time this season, have lost four straight and 20 of their last 21.
Richard Jefferson scored 14 points, including four 3-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds, while Tim Duncan had 14 points and eight boards for the Spurs.
Matt Bonner added 14 points, Kawhi Leonard had 10 and Gary Neal and Tiago Splitter chipped in nine points each off the bench.
Corey Maggette and Boris Diaw each scored 14 points for the Bobcats, who were held below 100 points for the 21st straight game.
San Antonio outrebounded Charlotte 55-37, with DeJuan Blair leading all players with 11 rebounds.
San Antonio, which was playing the second game of a seven-game homestand, never trailed after the first quarter.
The Spurs’ defense frustrated the Bobcats throughout the game, with Charlotte hitting only 31-of-83 shots. Starting guards D.J. Augustin and Gerald Henderson combined to shoot 5 of 21.
The Spurs led 51-41 at halftime behind Parker’s 13 points and Duncan’s 10 points and eight rebounds. San Antonio held Charlotte to 17-of-49 shooting in the half to help overcome 10 turnovers.
Charlotte started the game well and had a 16-12 lead in the opening period, but the Spurs went on a 11-0 run and led 29-20 after the first quarter.
Jefferson’s 3-pointer with 4:23 left gave the Spurs a 17-16 lead that they wouldn’t relinquish throughout the game.
The Spurs will be back in action on Sunday night when they host the Denver Nuggets.
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