The San Antonio Spurs took quality shots, finishing 55-98 (56.1%) from the field, including 13-24 (54.2%) from beyond the arc, in a blowout 133-102 win over the Denver Nuggets. This is the 16th straight victory for San Antonio (56-16). The streak began with a 120-110 victory over Detroit on February 26th.
Marco Belinelli had a strong performance, putting up 27 points on 10-15 shooting, including 6-9 on 3-point attempts. San Antonio also got solid performances from Tim Duncan with 20 points and 8 rebounds, Patty Mills with 16 points and 6 rebounds, and Kawhi Leonard with 14 points and 6 assists. Despite the loss, Randy Foye scored 20 points for Denver on 7-13 shooting, including 4-7 from behind the arc.
Along with their eFG% of 62.8%, the Spurs connected at a rate of 54.2% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 26-2 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Nuggets are 1-9 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
Denver (32-41) has now lost three straight.
Coming up next, the Spurs take on the New Orleans Pelicans, who are 32-40 on the year. The Nuggets match up against the Memphis Grizzlies, currently 43-28 this season. The Spurs won their last three meetings with New Orleans. The Nuggets have a 1-1 record against Memphis this season.