SPURS BEAT

January 24, 2018

 

The Spurs continued there 3 game road trip with a trip to New York city to face the struggling Nets who were without their leading scorer D’Angelo Russell (19.4 ppg). However, that wasn’t the biggest news of the day, Kawhi Leonard was ruled out indefinitely. Although, Popovich isn’t ruling him out for the season most Spurs fan are thinking the contrary. Lamarcus Aldridge continued to lead the way for the Spurs finishing with 34 points. Patty Mills hit a career high seven three pointers and scored 25 points in just 25 minutes of play. 

San Antonio 100

Brooklyn 95

 

Friday night in Toronto proved to be an interesting outing as both teams combined for only 35 points in the opening frame. The Spurs who have had trouble scoring all season long couldn’t find a reliable source of offense all night. The Spurs hung around for the first half but Toronto’s duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combined for 45 points. The Raptors pulled away in the third and the good guys were never able to regain the lead. The Spurs finished with just 83 points and were led

by Lamarcus Aldridge’s 17 points. Aldridge is the leader in most games leading his team in scoring with 36. 

San Antonio 83

Toronto 86

 

The Spurs returned home after being on the road for 8 days and faced off against the rebuilding Indiana Pacers, a team which features a pair of Longhorns. The Spurs were again without Gay, Ginobili, and Leonard. The Silver and Black were neck and neck for the first half and were led at the half with Gasol’s 11 points. Victor Oladipo led all scorers at the half with 13. The balanced scoring again was on full display as every active spur scored by the end of the first half. However, the second half saw the spurs season long struggles shine bright once more and the spurs found themselves down by as many as 16 in the fourth. The Spurs have now dropped 18 games on the season and are on pace to still finish with 50-plus wins a feat that dates back 18 years.

San Antonio 86

Indiana 94

 

 

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