San Antonio 114, Denver 99

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #11 Derrick Collins, #10 Ron Garretson, #72 J.T. Orr
Attendance - 18875

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
San Antonio 31 34 27 22 114
Denver 15 24 33 27 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Antonio 24-10 13-1 11-9 W1
Denver 18-17 9-8 9-9 L2

Recap


SPURS 114, NUGGETS 99: DeJuan Blair matched a career high with 28 points and San Antonio bounced back from a 40-point loss on Tuesday for an easy win over host Denver.

The Spurs, who saw their 11-game winning streak end with a 137-97 loss in Portland, led from wire-to-wire against the injury-riddled Nuggets. San Antonio finished 8-1 on its annual rodeo road trip.

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich rested stars Tony Parker and Tim Duncan on Tuesday. Both returned against Denver.

Parker scored 16 points with 12 assists while Duncan had 18 points and had nine rebounds. Six Spurs scored in double figures.

Corey Brewer scored 23 points while Andre Miller added 20 for the Nuggets, who played Danilo Gallinari, Nene, Ty Lawson and Rudy Fernandez.

The Spurs were ahead 26-7 late in the first quarter and steadily built on that lead throughout the first half. The largest lead came at 60-32 late in the second period.

GAME NOTEBOOK: San Antonio was 13 for 27 on 3-pointers, including five by Richard Jefferson. ... Manu Ginobili (strained left oblique) and Tiago Splitter (right calf strain) missed their third straight game for the Spurs. ... Denver rookie Jordan Hamilton was scoreless in 27 minutes after scoring 18 points Wednesday against the Clippers.

Top Game Performances

San Antonio   Denver
DeJuan Blair 28 Scoring Corey Brewer 23
Tony Parker 12 Assists Andre Miller 7
DeJuan Blair 12 Rebounds Jordan Hamilton 9
Tim Duncan 6 Free Throws Made Andre Miller 5
Danny Green 3 Steals Julyan Stone 2
Tim Duncan 3 Blocks Chris Andersen 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 114 47.7 13-27 19-23 29 45 4 7 8
Denver 99 44.6 7-19 18-21 25 41 4 5 11

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game at home against Portland. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .632 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • San Antonio will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Spurs have a W/L % of .708 after a win and .700 after a loss.
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