Spurs 108, Magic 72: Who shined and who didn't?
The San Antonio Spurs opened up their six-game home-stand with a convincing 108-72 win against the Orlando Magic, snapping the team’s 3-game losing streak.
In a game deemed as a must-win by Spurs players, San Antonio came out and nearly played perfect basketball against a Orlando team that were missing key players, Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier.
After a contested first-quarter, San Antonio’s offense exploded in the second outscoring Orlando, 38-19, including a 17-0 run in the quarter.
The Spurs put up 34 in the third-quarter to take a 39-point lead into the final quarter.
Six Spurs reached double-figures led by LaMarcus Aldridge who played just 26 minutes and finishing with a game-high 24 points on 11-of-17 shooting from the floor.
With the win, San Antonio improves to 24-8 at home and move to 38-30 on the season.
Let's find who shined and who didn’t in the win.
San Antonio Spurs
There's no room to point out someone who didn't shine because the team shined bright.
They did what they had to do and did it in great fashion. Coming off of a three-game road trip that many felt was against them from the start and coming back to the AT&T Center and playing with a chip on their shoulder really showed they do have life and do want to make it back to the postseason.
LaMarcus carried the load on the offensive end but the supports players around him stepped up and you could tell, the energy level was as well. They all knew what was up for grabs. Back home playing in front of their fans really rejuvenated the team.
The ball movement, crisp. San Antonio assisted on 24 of the teams 40 made baskets tonight.
The bench put up 44 points behind Pau Gasol’s 11 and and Tony Parker’s near double-double finishing with 10 points and eight assists.
The long ball also fell for the Spurs tonight.
Struggling from long distance in previous games, the team knocked down 9-of-19 (47.4%). San Antonio also took pounded the ball inside and outscored Orlando in that category, 42-28.
Up next for San Antonio, Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday at the AT&T Center.