San Antonio 104, Brooklyn 73

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, December 31, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #78 Scott Bolnick, #19 James Capers
Attendance - 18581

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Brooklyn 22 25 5 21 73
San Antonio 31 24 30 19 104

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Brooklyn 16-15 11-7 5-8 L1
San Antonio 25-8 13-2 12-6 W6

Recap


Spurs 104, Nets 73:
Tony Parker had 20 points to lead six players in double figures as host San Antonio handed Brooklyn its first loss under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.

Tim Duncan scored 15 points, Nando de Colo added 11 and Tiago Splitter, Kawhi Leonard and Matt Bonner poured in 10 apiece for the Spurs, who have won six straight.

After securing two straight wins against Eastern Conference bottom-dwellers Charlotte and Cleveland, Carlesimo and company took a big step up in competition against San Antonio. The Nets responded by shooting 37.8 percent and were outscored 30-5 in the third quarter as the Spurs took control.

Brooklyn trailed 55-47 at the half and missed its first five shots of the third quarter as San Antonio stretched it out to 63-47. Deron Williams ended the drought with a jumper, but the Nets would only make one more field goal in the rest of the quarter as the Spurs seized an 85-52 advantage.

MarShon Brooks scored a season-high 16 points off the bench and Joe Johnson led the starters with 12 points for Brooklyn.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Things don’t get much easier for the Nets, who travel to Oklahoma City on Wednesday. … Brooklyn committed seven of its 18 turnovers in the third quarter. … San Antonio scored 56 points in the paint and shot 58.9 percent from the field.

Top Game Performances

Brooklyn   San Antonio
MarShon Brooks 16 Scoring Tony Parker 20
Andray Blatche 2 Assists Tony Parker 6
Reggie Evans 9 Rebounds Boris Diaw 6
Andray Blatche 3 Free Throws Made Stephen Jackson 4
Deron Williams 4 Steals Manu Ginobili 3
Andray Blatche 1 Blocks Tim Duncan 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Brooklyn 73 37.8 4-17 13-17 14 35 4 9 18
San Antonio 104 58.9 6-14 12-16 25 36 6 9 13

Upcoming Games

  • San Antonio will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Spurs have a W/L % of .760 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Brooklyn will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City . The Nets have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .400 after a loss.