SWIM: Spurs vs. Nuggets

Looking at a box score is something anyone can do. Who lead my team in scoring? How’d we shoot from the field? And while that knowledge is useful, does it really earn you bonus points around the water cooler? That’s why I’m here. I’m bringing you the S.W.I.M: Statistics Worth Increased Media. Let Joe from accounting regurgitate what he heard on the way in this morning; you’re better than that. Use these tidbits to gain a unique perspective about last night’s Spurs/Nuggets game.

Tiago Splitter recorded more assists in this game than he had in any two consecutive games this season. His 12 assists in his last two games are his most over a two game stretch in his career.

The Spurs seemingly never lose, but they did fall in the last game that Marco Belinelli made ten-plus field goals.

In 92 minutes against the Nuggets this season, Tim Duncan has tallied 66 points, 29 rebounds, and 13 assists. In other words, the future hall of famer is averaging 34.4 points, 15.1 rebounds, and ___ assists per 48 minutes.

Austin Daye has jacked up 17 three pointers in 48 March minutes.

Tony Parker missed more shots with each passing game against the Nuggets this season despite seeing his FGA total decline in each game.

Prior to this game, the Spurs had a -10 point differential in road games that Patty Mills pulled down at least six rebounds. They won this game by 31.

Kenneth Faried is averaging 19 points and 10.3 rebounds against the Spurs this season.

The Nuggets have lost two games in three days when Faried attempts at least ten free throws. They had lost a total of one such game since the middle of last December.

Darrell Arthur missed five triples in this one, the same number of three point misfires he had at home since January 7th.

Evan Fournier is shooting 63.3% from inside the arc and 28.6% from distance over the last two weeks.

Ty Lawson recorded four steals, the fifth time this month he’s notched at least four thefts. For perspective, he had two such games since the beginning of 2013 prior to this run.