The Washington Wizards tipped off a six-game road trip in San Antonio on Monday night, and after one half, the Wiz trail the Spurs by 14 points. San Antonio shot an impressive 62 percent from the floor to race out to 63 first half points against a Wizards defense that has given up too many easy buckets. The Spurs went on a 15-2 run in the middle of the second quarter which built the lead to double digits. They made eight of their first nine shots to start the second quarter, and shot 65 percent. To cap it off, a loose ball fell into the hands of Richard Jefferson in the corner and RJ drilled a three-pointer as the buzzer went off to give Greg Popovich's club the comfortable halftime lead.
Tony Parker orchestrated the offense for the Spurs and he is well on his way to a double-double, scoring nine points and dishing seven assists in the first 24 minutes. Tim Duncan is already five of eight from the floor and is the only Spur in double figures. The Spurs moved the ball all over the floor, putting the Wizards defense on the ropes and racking up an amazing 23 assists in just one half.
Jordan Crawford leads the Wizards with 13 points, as the Xavier product drilled three of four attempts from behind the arc. Javale McGee has matched Duncan on the interior, grabbing nine boards and scoring 10 points already. He's been particularly active on the offensive glass, crashing the boards for four offensive rebounds. But Washington will have to get some stops on the defensive end to get back in it in the second half.
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