By the numbers: TP’s big game leads Spurs’ victory

After all of their road struggles earlier this season, the Spurs needed to reclaim their home court.

It wasn’t always pretty, but San Antonio persevered for 101-95 overtime victory Wednesday night over Houston.

In the process, the Spurs overcame an early 12-point deficit in one of their most spirited efforts of the season.

Here are some of the numbers that helped explain why the Spurs again won at home.

6 – Rebounds for Kawhi Leonard in the fourth quarter and overtime. He grabbed four in overtime.

7-0 — Difference in fouls in overtime. Houston committed seven, the Spurs none.

11 — Consecutive possessions that Houston scored during San Antonio’s defensive struggles late in the first quarter.

20.0 – Houston and San Antonio’s shooting percentage in overtime. Like Kevin Martin said after the game, the offensive struggles deserved the tag of “lockout ball.”

28 — Tony Parker’s point total — highest by a Spurs player this season.

45:18 – Parker’s playing time — most in a game since he played 47:44 on Dec. 27, 2008.

 65.0 — Houston’s shooting percentage in the first quarter.

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