It’s still early in the season but the light at the end of the 2019-20 tunnel for the Spurs is getting dimmer and dimmer. Consistency continues to plague the team as a whole. Despite a 36 point outburst from DeMar DeRozan; a season high, the Spurs dropped their sixth game in a row to the Dallas Mavericks 117-110 Monday night in Dallas. This is the longest losing skid for the team since 2011. At an abysmal 5-9, the Spurs have now lost eight of nine since opening the season 4-1. The Spurs are off to their worst start since the 1996-1997 season which predates the Tim Duncan era.
Dallas Mavericks stud Luka Doncic scorched the Spurs becoming the second youngest player with a 40 point triple double in league history with Lebron James. They are the only 2 players in league history to achieve this feat before the age of 21. Doncic posted 42 points, 12 assists, and 11 rebounds in 35 minutes, as the Mavericks dominated the spurs from tip to tail and never trailed in the game. Third year small forward Dorian Finney-Smith had a career high 22 points for the Mavs and center Kristaps Porzingis added 18 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
LaMarcus Aldridge against the Dallas Maverick’s Monday Night win over the Spurs, Photo: poundingtherock
Although trailing the entirety of the game the spurs made a late 4th quarter surge closing the lead to two 110-112 on a late 3 pointer by Rudy Gay with 43 seconds left. Luka Doncic put an end to the late game heroics with a 29 foot step back three with 26 seconds left to finish off the Spurs.
Lamarcus Aldridge chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds, while guard Bryn Forbes added 13 points for the silver and black. No other Spur was in double digits in scoring.
The Spurs look to rebound and right the ship this Wednesday in Washington against the 3-8 Wizards. This will be the second game of a four game road trip before coming home to face Lebron and the Lakers Monday November 25.
Wed, November 20 @ Washington(3-8) 6pm
Fri, November 22 @ Philadelphia(8-5) 7pm (ESPN)
Sat, November 23 @ New York (4-10) 630pm
Mon, November 25 vs Los Angeles Lakers(11-2) 730pm