Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Spurs seal 10-game win streak vs a game Hornets squad, 103-98.
Early, the Spurs had poor energy and bad shooting and Charlotte ran out to a lead. In the 2nd quarter, Ray Allen and Danny Green (fresh off a 33 points game) erupted. Allen hit 4 straight three-pointers, with Green en route to a perfect game from the floor, finishing with 25 points on 10-10 shooting with 3 blocks.
The problem was the interior defense for San Antonio, which helped keep Charlotte in the game. Nicolas Batum had a chance, but his final shot was an airball as time expired.
Tony Parker had 22 points, Ray Allen had 17 points off a handful of threes, and Duncan combined with Kawhi for 25 points. Charlotte's Al Jefferson had 18 points & 14 rebounds, Batum had 22 like Parker, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 16 points. Charlotte's usual scorer, Kemba Walker, had a bad shooting night; otherwise Hornets might've played spoiler tonight.