The San Antonio Spurs continued their road trip in California and fell to the Los Angeles Lakers, 81-93.
This was a tale of two halves as San Antonio looked like a team out of gas in the first half, before making a game of it in the second, well for the third quarter. However, San Antonio didn’t go down without a fight.
The Spurs opened up the third quarter on a 15-3 run, but it was too little, too late for the Spurs. The Spurs coughed up the ball 21 times leading to 32 Lakers' points while the Lakers stole the ball 15 times to the Spurs' six.
The Spurs now move to 28-15 on the season.
Now let’s take a look at who shined and who didn’t for the Spurs.
Bryn Forbes & Dejounte Murray
Bryn got the start and he made the most of those minutes. In 37 minutes, Forbes was one of three players that were the bright spots for the Spurs.
From the floor, Forbes was 7-of-12 from the field, including 4-of-7 from beyond the three-point line. He finished with 18 points.
In a game in which saw others struggle, Forbes in the second-half was in attack mode. He helped San Antonio grind from being down by double-digits in the game, and made the game interesting in the second-half.
Dejounte also got the start and in 26 minutes played a superb game for San Antonio. Dejounte notched a double-double going for 14 points and 11 rebounds. He also had five assists.
It has been a season of inconsistent play from Patty Mills and it continued against the Lakers. In 19 minutes, Patty was 0-of-5 from the floor including 0-of-4 from three-point land.
Although Patty had five assists and three rebounds, he had three turnovers, two of which were down the stretch that would seemingly give the Lakers momentum and stop another Spurs' run.
Next: Spurs host the Nuggets Sat. night.