The San Antonio Spurs were on fire in this one, going 40-78 (51.3%) from the field, including 9-20 (45.0%) from three-point range, in a blowout 113-92 win over the Brooklyn Nets. San Antonio (25-7) has now won three in a row.
Tony Parker scored 18 points on 4-7 shooting from the field and 9-9 from the free throw line, in a good performance. San Antonio also got solid performances from Tim Duncan with 15 points and 5 rebounds, and Marco Belinelli with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Despite the loss, Mason Plumlee put up 15 points off the bench for Brooklyn on 6-11 shooting from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line. He also registered 13 rebounds. Shaun Livingston added 15 points and 5 assists, Alan Anderson finished with 13 points and 5 rebounds, and Paul Pierce put up 13 points and 6 assists.
As the numbers predicted, the high-octane offense of San Antonio (ranked third in the NBA in offensive efficiency) took advantage of the porous defense of Brooklyn (ranked 30th in defensive efficiency), putting up 1.21 points per possession. Along with their eFG% of 57.1%, the Spurs connected at a rate of 45.0% from 3-point range. On the season, they are undefeated (9-0) when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Nets are winless (0-6) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
Brooklyn (10-21) has now lost back-to-back games after falling to Indiana on Saturday.
Coming up next, the Spurs take on the New York Knicks, who are 9-21 on the year. The Nets meet the Oklahoma City Thunder, currently 25-5 this season. The Spurs have a 1-0 record against New York this season.
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