Tim Duncan and Richard Jefferson Lead Spurs To Victory Over the Suns

November 4th, 2010 by Keff Ciardello Leave a reply »
On a night when Paul Pierce scored his 20,000th point, Tim Duncan quietly passed "The Iceman" George Gervin and became the 32nd all time scorer in NBA history. Duncan did so in high fashion as he helped the Spurs drop the Suns with 25 points and 17 rebounds, both of which were season highs.

It was a back and forth contest with the Spurs narrowly escaping with a two-point win, 112-110. Four fourth quarter threes by Richard Jefferson helped seal the win. Jefferson's 28 points was his second highest scoring performance as Spur. He put up 29 points against Dallas last season. Since coming to the Spurs via trade in 2009, the Spurs are 14-3 when Jefferson shoots 60 percent or better from the field.

Hakim Warrick put up 19 points for the Suns as he mainly ran the pick-and-roll play that Amare Stoudemire and Steve Nash made a living off of. Despite Warrick's decent night, the Suns pick-and-roll didn't seem nearly as effective as it did in years past with Stoudemire. That play, along with Goran Dragic refusing to miss a shot, helped the Suns sweep the Spurs in last year's playoffs. Without Stoudemire, the Suns are undersized and don't look like contenders in the West ...

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