San Antonio 114, Phoenix 97

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 3, 2011 1:00 PM
Location - AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #29 Steve Javie
Attendance - 18581

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 20 26 25 26 97
San Antonio 35 35 21 23 114

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 37-39 21-18 16-21 L1
San Antonio 58-19 34-5 24-14 W1

Recap


George Hill scored 29 points off the bench as San Antonio broke out to a big early lead and cruised to a 114-97 win over the visiting Phoenix Suns on Sunday, halting the Spurs' six-game losing skid.

The Spurs broke out to a 24-point halftime lead and let the bench play the majority of the second half, leaving none of the starters to rack up more than 27 minutes in the one-sided victory. Matt Bonner had 16 points and Gary Neal added 15 as San Antonio (58-19) ended its longest losing streak in nearly 14 years.

The triumph moves the Spurs three games up on the Los Angeles Lakers atop the Western Conference standings. The Lakers dropped a 95-90 decision to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.

Aaron Brooks and Channing Frye had 14 points apiece to pace the Suns (37-39), who aren't mathematically eliminated from the postseason picture but have effectively run out of time. Phoenix had to make do without point guard Steve Nash, who missed his second straight game with an illness.

The Spurs used a 3-point barrage to subdue the Suns, making 15 of 29 attempts from beyond the arc.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   San Antonio
Aaron Brooks 14 Scoring George Hill 29
Aaron Brooks 6 Assists Tony Parker 8
Jared Dudley 10 Rebounds Matt Bonner 11
Jared Dudley 4 Free Throws Made George Hill 5
Jared Dudley 3 Steals DeJuan Blair 2
Channing Frye 2 Blocks James Anderson 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 97 47.1 5-14 12-14 17 37 7 10 15
San Antonio 114 48.3 15-29 13-18 28 51 4 7 16

Upcoming Games

  • San Antonio will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Spurs have a W/L % of .772 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Chicago . The Suns have a W/L % of .459 after a win and .513 after a loss.
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