SWIM: Spurs vs. Suns

San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) celebrates a score with teammates during the second half against the Phoenix Suns at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 112-104.

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 nuggets to gain a unique perspective about last night’s Spurs/Suns game.


Kawhi Leonard now has a stretch of at least three consecutive multi-steal games in every month (minimum three games played) this season.

Leonard has just one block in five games this month: he ended March with a block in 11 straight games.

Twice in last year’s sweep of the Lakers, Tony Parker had a game with 0 personal fouls and 0 turnovers: tonight was his first such game since.

Danny Green starting heating up in April last season, a streak that ended with him setting postseason records for 3PM. I don’t want to say it’s going to happen again but … he’s made as many three pointers in the last two games (12) as he made all of last April.

Marco Belinelli has not missed multiple free throws in one game since January 17th.

Over the last nine weeks, Patty “Buckets” Mills has attempted 147 three pointers: his career high for 3PA in a season was 133.

The Suns had won nine straight games that Eric Bledsoe made at least two three pointers in.

For the first time this season, Gerald Green scored 20-plus points for the fourth straight game: he eclipsed the 20-point plateau only three times all of last season.

March was the highest scoring month of Markieff Morris’ young career, but they did not lose a single game in which he scored at least 20 points, something they did tonight against the Spurs.

Channing Frye has made just nine of 43 road three pointers over the last month.

P.J. Tucker has made five of 25 shots against the Spurs this year.