What we learned from the Spurs loss to the Pistons
A shorthanded San Antonio squad suffers a disheartening overtime loss to an even more depleted Detroit team.
The San Antonio Spurs dropped their third straight contest as they failed to capitalize on a severely shorthanded opponent in the downright pitiful Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. Though the good guys built a 17-point buffer midway through the second quarter, their momentum fizzled out in the second half, and they never recovered.
Bryn Forbes paced the Silver and Black with a season-high 27 points and seven rebounds, while Derrick White registered his first double-double of the season with 18 points and 14 dimes. Devin Vassell also loaded the box score with 19 points, four boards, four assists, and three steals as Jakob Poeltl and Tre Jones added 15 points apiece.
The good guys have unsurprisingly struggled without Dejounte Murray in the lineup over their last four outings. Losing Doug McDermott and Lonnie Walker IV to health and safety protocols didn’t make their circumstances any less complicated. Though they have mostly evaded the leaguewide COVID-19 outbreak, the Spurs are now part of the crowd.