San Antonio 114, Cleveland 98

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 22, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Officials - #36 David Jones, #79 Kevin Scott, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 18581

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 22 22 26 28 98
San Antonio 29 23 29 33 114

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 21-42 11-21 10-21 L1
San Antonio 47-16 27-5 20-11 W7

Recap


SPURS 114, CAVALIERS 98: Manu Ginobili had 20 points, Stephen Jackson scored 13 in the fourth quarter and host San Antonio extended its lead in the race for home-court advantage while Tim Duncan sat and rested.

The Spurs held the Cavaliers without a basket for four minutes in the fourth quarter to turn a 12-point lead into a 102-82 advantage on a 3-pointer by Jackson with 5:11 left.

They have won seven straight and now hold a 1 ½-game lead over Oklahoma City for the top seed in the Western Conference following the Thunder’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

Jackson scored 17 points and DeJuan Blair had 15 points and seven rebounds for San Antonio. As he has done sporadically this season, coach Gregg Popovich simply rested Duncan to keep him fresh for the playoffs.

Antawn Jamison had 21 points and rookie Kyrie Irving had 19 for the Cavaliers, who are 4-16 in their last 20 games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Spurs’ bench, behind Jackson and Ginobili, outscored the starters 62-52. … Alonzo Gee returned to the Cavaliers after missing three games with a sprained ankle. He scored 10 points off the bench. … Cleveland coach Byron Scott laughed when told of the recent Sports Illustrated poll that ranked him third on the list of coaches that players would least to compete under. “They want you to kiss their butts and I’m not doing that,” he said.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   San Antonio
Antawn Jamison 21 Scoring Manu Ginobili 20
Anthony Parker 4 Assists Tony Parker 9
Tristan Thompson 9 Rebounds DeJuan Blair 7
Alonzo Gee 4 Free Throws Made Stephen Jackson 5
Kyrie Irving 3 Steals DeJuan Blair 2
Tristan Thompson 2 Blocks Danny Green 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 98 42.0 5-22 19-28 14 42 4 6 13
San Antonio 114 54.5 8-20 22-29 23 45 4 6 14

Upcoming Games

  • San Antonio will play their next game at home against Portland. The Spurs have a W/L % of .745 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Memphis . The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .190 after a win and .405 after a loss.
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