Sunday, January 20, 2013

Spurs Outlast Hawks

Yesterday was very thrilling, from college basketball to the NBA to the NHL.  Last night the San Antonio Spurs visited the Atlanta Hawks.  Tony Parker led the way for the Spurs with 23 points and 12 assists.  Tim Duncan did not play due to a team decision.  Tony also led the Spurs with 12 assists.  Tony Parker was feeling it last night.  Tiago Splitter and DeJuan Blair led the Spurs in rebounds with 7.  DeJuan Blair went to Pittsburgh in college and carried the Panthers, making other teams in the Big East very frustrated.  This is why the Spurs brought DeJuan Blair, because he is energized and gets the rest of the team pumped up.  On the other side, the Atlanta Hawks were keeping themselves in the game.  Josh Smith led the way for the Hawks with 21 points.  The Hawks haven't been themselves ever since Joe Johnson went to the Brooklyn Nets.  Al Horford though, wow.  Al Horford grabbed 15 boards, giving the Hawks a new rebounder.  Finally, Jeff Teague led the Hawks with 8 assists.  This game was very close, and came down to the wire just like the three college basketball games:  (6) Syracuse vs. (1) Louisville, (11) Ohio State vs. (18) Michigan State, and (8) Gonzaga vs. (13) Butler.  Anyways, the final score was 98-93 with the San Antonio Spurs on top.  For those of you who want to know how it came so close, here are the scores for each quarter.  In the first quarter, the Spurs outscored the Hawks 25-16.  In the second quarter the Spurs outscored the Hawks 27-26.  The halftime score was 52-42 with the Spurs on top.  In the third quarter the Hawks outscored the Spurs 28-20.  Finally, in the fourth quarter the Spurs outscored the Hawks 26-23.  The final score was 98-93 Spurs.  The Spurs are now 32-11.  Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks are 22-18.  By Ameen I.

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