Tim Duncan posted his 14th double-double this season, scoring 16 points and registering 13 rebounds, to help the San Antonio Spurs easily get past the Dallas Mavericks, 112-90. The Spurs had no trouble knocking down shots in this one, going 40-76 (52.6%) from the field, including 9-20 (45.0%) from three-point range. San Antonio (28-8) has now won three straight.
Duncan shot 5-8 and went 6-6 from the free throw line, in a quality performance offensively. Other key performers for San Antonio were Tony Parker with 25 points and 7 assists, and Kawhi Leonard with 12 points and 8 rebounds. On 10-18 shooting, Monta Ellis scored 21 points for Dallas in the loss.
Along with their eFG% of 58.6%, the Spurs connected at a rate of 45.0% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 10-1 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Mavericks are winless (0-3) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
This drops Dallas (20-16) to 0-2 versus San Antonio on the season.
Coming up next, the Spurs take on the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are 17-17 on the year. The Mavericks meet the New Orleans Pelicans, currently 15-18 this season. The Spurs have a 1-0 record against Minnesota this season. The Mavericks have a 1-0 record against New Orleans this season.