The San Antonio Spurs dropped their second game in a row, losing to the Miami Heat, 88-95. This brings the team's record to 6-4 on the season and their road record to 2-2. It also marked their third-straight loss to an Eastern Conference team and their season-low scoring game.
The Spurs were led by DeMar DeRozan (18) and Patty Mills (20). DeRozan also grabbed 14 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. LaMarcus Aldridge couldn’t get things done offensively (six points), but did grab 16 rebounds.
Here is a sampling of what the teams said following the game:
"I feel that we were soft, we lacked that grunt factor. I felt that the Heat were much more physical and committed."
"We (Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan) both started kind of rusty and he kind of found a rhythm along the way, I never did. It’s definitely straining on the team when we both aren’t going.”
“We gave him (Hassan Whiteside) a few easy buckets [when] we should’ve wrapped him up early."
“It’s a Spurs-Heat game, so you’re not going to see a high-scoring game. That’s just the way it is when you have two teams that play this kind of style."
"We have a lot of guys that are capable. Tonight was my night to get out there and be able to contribute.”
"I feel great. Finally got to beat Pop.”
Next - Spurs host the Rockets on 11/10.