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Spurs still scorching in December

December 22, 2018

The Spurs don’t usually shoot a lot of 3-pointers.

But when they do, they hit them. The Spurs hit 19 3s on Friday as they blew out the Timberwolves 124-98 at the AT&T Center.

The Spurs are first in the NBA in 3-point percentage (.396) but are last in 3-pointers attempted per game (23.8). They showed Minnesota (14-18) what happens if they get the green light to shoot Friday, finishing 19 of 33 from beyond the arc.

The Spurs (18-15) hit six 3s at the start of the second quarter to pull away from the Timberwolves, getting four from Marco Belinelli.

Belinelli’s hot streak stretched the Spurs’ lead to 47-26. He finished 5 of 9 from 3-point range. But it was Bryn Forbes’ night as well. Forbes led the Spurs with 22 points and was 3 of 5 from beyond the arc.

Davis Bertans added 15 points, hitting 5 of 7 from long range.

Even LaMarcus Aldridge got in on the action, hitting his second 3-pointer of the season.

The Spurs have won seven of their past eight games heading into tonight’s game in Houston. Tipoff is 7 p.m.

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