Wednesday, 18 January 2017

NBA : Kawhi Leonard Leads San Antonio Spurs To Victory Over Minnesota Timberwolves

                        Spurs(32-9)               vs            Timberwolves(14-28)



                       Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4  Total

Spurs              30   37   25   30    122 

Minnesota      30   41   19   24    114


                              Kawhi Leonard gave his team a win by scoring 34 points in a game. Now he is a second player after Tim Duncan to score 30+ points in 4 consecutive games. Tim Duncan achieved this feat in 2003-04 season.


                              Coach Pop said on Kawhi Leonard ,"He is a first team NBA player , He is an all star , That is what He does He plays both ends of a flor like No body's Business."


                              Minnesota win three games in a raw before this game.


                               The Spurs returned home to the comfy, low-altitude confines of the AT&T Centre hoping to redeem their loss in Mexico City. After an extremely slow (but high-scoring) first half that featured 52 total free throws, the Spurs ran away in the second half behind strong shooting from Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and the bench.


                             
                              After a First quarter of a game both  team scored 30 points.  

             
                              The Wolves opened the second quarter on a 7-1 run before the Spurs’ offence got going again. They regained the lead at 40-39.



                                 The Wolves led 71-67 at the half largely on the back of 30 FT’s (21 in the quarter), dwarfing the Spurs also-high 22 attempts. Leonard and Karl-Anthony Towns led all scorers with 17 points apiece.       
                         

                              In a second quarter Minnesota got an edge of Spurs by scoring 41 points to Spurs 37 points where Minnesota took a lead of  4 points in a game after First Half.    


Kawhi Leonard scored 30+ points in 4 consecutive games.


                            Spurs come back in 3rd quarter and tied a game at 73-73 points. But Wolves return a favour and made 14 -6 run on Spurs. Spurs hit back again with 7-0 run. At the end of 3rd quarter thanks to Kawhi Leonard Sprurs got a lead of 2 points. They outscored Wolves 25 - 19.


                            Spurs made a run of 15 points combined from end of 3rd quarters' 7-0 and 4th quarters' 8-0. After this Spurs never look back in a game and they won a game by 122 - 114.


                            Ricky Rubio and Karl-Anthony Towns had a huge game. Rubio scored 21 points and provided 14 assists which is a huge number for bench player. While Towns scored 27 points and got on board 16 times.



                            For San Antonio Spurs

                            Kawhi Leonard put 34 points , 7 rebounds , 5 assists , 1 steal. Aldridge added 29 point , 4 rebounds , 3 assists , 2 blocks. Tony Parker scored 14 points , 5 assists. Patty Mills scored 11 points , 1 rebounds , 4 assists , 1 steal.


                            For Minnesota Timberwolves

                            6 players scored in a double figure for Wolves.

                            Karl-Anthony Towns made 27 points , 16 rebounds , 1 block. Ricky Rubio added 21 points , 2 rebounds , 14 assists , 2 steals. Shabazz Muhammad scored 15 points , 4 rebounds. Gorgui Dieng added 17 points , 6 rebounds , 3 assists , 1 steal and made a very important 4 blocks. Andrew Wiggins scored 10 points , 3 rebounds , 3 assists , 1 steal.        
                                

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