Trans. Mar 4 7:34 ET (Mar 4 7:34 ET ) The Spurs put on a basketball clinic. The Cavaliers couldn't stop it. Danny Green scored 24 points and San Antonio turned to its 3-point shooting to shake off a sluggish start in a 122-101 victory over Cleveland on Tuesday night. Kawhi Leonard added 18 points, and Patty Mills and Boris Diaw had 16 apiece as the Spurs, running their offense to near perfection, won their fourth straight.
Patty Mills got hot off the bench on Tuesday during a win over the Cavs with 16 points, three boards, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.
The Scoop:While Tony Parker going down hurt the Spurs a little in the standings, the time off allowed Patty Mills to really develop his game. He's not shy about taking shots and had 10.2 shots per game in his last five to go with averages of 9.6 points, 3.6 boards, 2.2 assists , 0.6 steals and 1.4 triples. He's still not worth owning in standard leagues while Parker is healthy.
The Spurs play a style that's been described as boring and ugly at times, so it only made sense that they felt comfortable down the stretch against Charlotte in a game their own coach said was ''hard to watch.'' Tim Duncan had 17 points and 16 rebounds, and San Antonio overcame a sluggish start to beat the Bobcats 92-82 on Friday night. The Spurs clinched their 17th consecutive winning season, dating to Duncan's first with the team. Manu Ginobili scored 15 points, Marco Belinelli and Patty Mills added 14 each and Kawhi Leonard had 12 for San Antonio (42-16). Overall it was a hell of a win against a very good basketball team.'' Al Jefferson scored 20 points and former Spurs guard Gary Neal added 15 for Charlotte (27-31), which had its four-game winning streak snapped.
Tim Duncan finished with 17 points and recorded 16 rebounds and 6 assists in a spectacular all-around effort to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a victory over the Charlotte Bobcats, 92-82. San Antonio (42-16) has now won seven of their last 10 games. Other top performers for San Antonio were Manu Ginobili with 15 points and 5 assists, Patty Mills with 14 points and 6 rebounds, and Kawhi Leonard with 12 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss, Al Jefferson put up 20 points for Charlotte on 10-21 shooting.
Tim Duncan had 17 points and 16 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a sluggish start to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 92-82 on Friday night. Manu Ginobili scored 15 points, Marco Belinelli and Patty Mills added 14 each and Kawhi Leonard had 12 for San Antonio (42-16). Al Jefferson scored 20 points and former Spurs guard Gary Neal added 15 for Charlotte.