Notebook: Spurs 111, Nets 86



Posted Feb 11, 2013 12:03 AM

Jake Appleman, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: Even without Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, the Spurs still used a dominant second half to rout the Nets 111-86 at Barclays Center. Tony Parker carved up the Nets for 29 points and 11 assists, just one helper fewer than the entire Nets team, and six other Spurs scored between nine and 14 points. The Spurs (an NBA-best 40-12) have now won 12 of 13 while the Nets have lost six of nine.

QUOTABLE: "It's us. It's all us. This ain't the first time we've unraveled in the third quarter."

-- Nets forward Gerald Wallace

THE STAT: The Spurs were +24 in points off turnovers.

TURNING POINT: After outscoring the Nets 30-5 in the third quarter of their previous meeting, the Spurs started the same period with a 12-4 run, including 10 in a row, to re-take the lead.

QUOTABLE II: "In the second half we played a lot better defense. We tried to slow down Brook Lopez, and on offense our ball movement was great."

-- Parker

INSIDE THE ARENA: New York Red Bulls Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill attended the game. ... The Nets were booed lustily in the fourth quarter.

ROOKIE WATCH: Nando De Colo did a serviceable job in 12 minutes of action for the Spurs.

NOTABLE: The Nets, who play at the league's slowest pace, gave up 110-plus points for only the fourth time all season. ... The Spurs shot 12-19 (63 percent) from behind the 3-point line, a number of them back-breaking conversions in the second half. ... Lopez, Deron Williams and Joe Johnson combined for 52 of the Nets' 86 points. ... In the debut of the national television New York City doubleheader, both local hosts lost as the Knicks fell to the Clippers in the afternoon.

UP NEXT: For the Spurs, Monday @ Chicago, Feb. 19 @ Sacramento, Feb. 21 @ LA Clippers. For the Nets, Monday @ Indiana, Wednesday vs. Denver, Feb. 19 vs. Milwaukee.