Spurs vs. Hornets – Game 5 (Quick) Recap

San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Hornets

79 – 101

If it wasn’t for the third quarter, this game would have been close, but the Hornets outscored the Spurs 28 – 11 in the 3rd and never looked back. Scroll down for a video compilation of this quarter.

Spurs:

  • Crazy how different a team can play at home and on the road. The Celtics are the best example, but I never knew how important home court advantage really is.
  • They lost this game in the 3rd quarter and never recovered
  • Their Big Three combined for 48 points (that is nearly 2/3 of the Spurs total points)
  • Tim Duncan left his offense at home, but he hit the boards hard: 10 points and 23 REBOUNDS (more than half of his teams total), but the Spurs still got outrebounded by 9 boards
  • Manu Ginobili had a team-high 20 points and hit 3/7 3PTers
  • The Spurs had only 18 free throw attempts while the Hornets went to the line 33 times
  • Ime Udoka was great coming of the bench – 3/4 from downtown – 9 points

Hornets:

  • Your player of the game: David West – a playoff career-high 38 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks
  • David West is scary good when his mid-range jumpshot is on
  • CP3 was his usual dominating self: 22 points and 14 assists
  • Chris Paul and David West scored or assisted on nearly every point for the Hornets in the decisive 3rd quarter
  • Tyson Chandler had a few dunks for the highlight reel
  • Bowen took Stojakovic out of his game. He scored a total 9 points, but he crashed the boards for 11 rebounds
  • Chandler rolled his ankle in the 2nd half and didn’t play again
  • The Hornets shot lights out from deep – 53.3% 3PT / outrebounded the Spurs 50 – 41 / had less turnovers than the Spurs / had more assists / more blocks – they were just the better team
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