[Daily Recap]Friday, March 6, 2015

Daily Recap - Friday, March 6, 2015

Game Box Score Post-Game Thread Recap
Nuggets @ Spurs 111-120 Link Kawhi Leonard collected 25 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks as San Antonio cooled off visiting Denver. Tony Parker added 24 points and 7 assists while Tim Duncan scored 15 for the Spurs, who have won 4 straight since a 4-game slide. Danny Green scored 11 points and Tiago Splitter finished with 10 to put all five starters in double figures for San Antonio. Ty Lawson bounced back from a scoreless performance with 23 points and 9 assists for the Nuggets, who dropped to 2-1 under interim coach Melvin Hunt. Kenneth Faried recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds while Wilson Chandler contributed 16 and 8 for Denver. The Spurs went up 99-91 on Parker’s layup with 7:37 left but Lawson scored seven straight Nuggets points and handed out a pair of assists to help cut it to 105-102 with 4:52 to play. It was still a three-point gap until Green buried a 3-pointer to spark a 7-0 run that put the game away for San Antonio. Duncan passed Patrick Ewing for sixth place on the all-time blocks list with his 2,895th career swat in the fourth quarter.
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Mavericks @ Warriors 89-104 Link Stephen Curry bombed in five 3-pointers for a game-high 22 points, Draymond Green had 18 points and 9 rebounds, and Andrew Bogut pulled 13 rebounds and blocked 3 shots as the Warriors remained unbeaten at Oracle Arena since Jan. 27 with their 22nd double-digit blowout of the season. The Warriors had a season-high-tying 11 blocks in all. Klay Thompson added 16 points for the Warriors, dropping in a pair of 3-pointers, and backup guard Shaun Livingston recorded a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double off the bench. Rajon Rondo and Dirk Nowitzki had 14 points apiece for the Mavericks. Rondo hit only six of his 15 shots. Shooting guard Monta Ellis endured a 2-for-14 nightmare to end with 6 points. Amar'e Stoudemire added 12 points in 18 minutes for the Mavericks. Dallas got off to a good start in the first minute, but Warriors Coach Steve Kerr was not going to allow them the hot start of their last meet-up. Kerr abruptly called a timeout to emphasize the game plan. The Warriors then executed well defensively, keeping the Mavericks to 36.8% shooting, taking advantage of 13 Dallas turnovers, and beating the Mavericks 51-34 on the boards. At the end of the night, Kerr was happy with the defensive effort, but still maintained the offensive effort could use improvement.



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