San Antonio 109, Cleveland 99

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #73 Ed Malloy, # Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 18795

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
San Antonio 24 33 32 20 109
Cleveland 25 27 20 27 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Antonio 50-11 28-2 22-9 W1
Cleveland 11-49 8-22 3-27 L2

Recap


George Hill rebounded from one of his worst games by equaling his season high with 22 points and the San Antonio Spurs used a big third quarter to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-99 in Wednesday’s matchup between the league’s best and worst.

The Spurs became the first team to reach 50 victories in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score.

Hill, starting in place of the injured Tony Parker, had six points and six of the Spurs' 22 turnovers in a disastrous loss at Memphis on Tuesday. The league’s top team corrected that against the woeful Cavs, holding them without a field goal for more than six minutes in the third quarter to take a 17-point lead into the fourth. They led by 25 with 4:41 left to play before a meaningless Cavs rally late.

Tim Duncan had 16 points and DeJuan Blair had 14 for the Spurs, who placed six in double figures. The pair combined for 15 points in the first six minutes of the third quarter as the Spurs took control.

Samardo Samuels had career-highs of 23 points and 10 rebounds in his first NBA start and Alonzo Gee had a season-high 18 points in his return to the starting lineup for the Cavs, who have dropped three of their last four.

Top Game Performances

San Antonio   Cleveland
George Hill 22 Scoring Samardo Samuels 23
Tim Duncan 6 Assists Ramon Sessions 7
DeJuan Blair 10 Rebounds Samardo Samuels 10
George Hill 5 Free Throws Made J.J. Hickson 6
Manu Ginobili 1 Steals Manny Harris 3
Tim Duncan 3 Blocks Christian Eyenga 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 109 53.0 6-19 15-18 28 48 6 3 15
Cleveland 99 39.6 6-13 21-28 19 43 2 8 10

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against New York. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .182 after a win and .184 after a loss.
  • San Antonio will play their next game at home against Miami. The Spurs have a W/L % of .796 after a win and .917 after a loss.
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