NBA Game Summary - San Antonio at Denver|
(Friday, March 28th)
Final Score: San Antonio 133, Denver 102
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Antonio Spurs continue to roll and
are on the cusp of team history.
Marco Belinelli scored 27 points and the Spurs won their 16th straight game by
pounding the Denver Nuggets, 133-102, to complete a home-and-home sweep.
San Antonio is one victory shy of a team record. The Spurs won 17 straight
Feb. 29 - Mar. 31, 1996. The Spurs can tie the mark Saturday at home against
New Orleans and possibly break it Monday at Indiana, which leads the Eastern
"We don't think about that," Belinelli said of the Spurs streak. "We know
where we want to be. It's good to win 16 games in a row but at the same time
every day, every game we want to be a better team and try to be ready for the
Tim Duncan netted 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Spurs, who
snapped Denver's five-game home winning streak. Tony Parker was limited to
four points on 2-of-9 shooting, but Tiago Splitter filled the stat sheet with
eight points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.
Randy Foye had 20 points to lead the Nuggets, who lost their third straight
game. That includes Wednesday's 108-103 result in the Alamo City. Kenneth
Faried ended with 18 points and 13 rebounds in defeat.
"What is there to say? That was an embarrassing loss just from every
standpoint of the game. Defensively, body language, energy ... [it was] just
embarrassing," said Nuggets coach Brian Shaw.
Led by Belinelli's 6-of-9 effort, the Spurs made 13-of-24 from beyond the arc.
The long distance shooting carried the visitors late in the first quarter and
the Spurs were in front the rest of the game.
Two free throws from Faried expanded Denver's lead to 20-14, but the Spurs
finished the opening quarter on an ensuing 17-3 burst. Belinelli drilled four
triples during the spurt, including two in the final 28.9 seconds of the
Another 3-ball from Belinelli with 5:32 left in the second widened the gap to
49-34. The Spurs were ahead as many as 21 in the quarter and held a 62-43
cushion at the half. Belinelli missed just one of his seven 3-point tries in
the first 24 minutes.
Patty Mills scored nine of his 16 points in the third quarter to help the
Spurs make the game a blowout. It was 97-74 going to the fourth and San
Antonio led by as many as 35 down the stretch.
Danny Green (right foot inflammation) sat out for the Spurs ... Kawhi Leonard
scored 14 for the Spurs ... Evan Fournier and Ty Lawson scored 15 and 13
points, respectively, for the Nuggets.
03/29 02:23:39 ET