The San Antonio Spurs performed a back-to-back set with the Miami Warmth and Detroit Pistons this week, incomes a cut up of the 2 video games on the AT&T Heart on Wednesday and Thursday night time respectively.
The cut up moved San Antonio into ninth place within the Western Convention and a half sport behind the Memphis Grizzlies for eighth place.
In case you missed it, right here’s a mini recap of each video games.
Wednesday: Spurs 87, Miami 107
The Spurs opened their back-to-back slate with a 107-87 loss to the Warmth on Wednesday night time. Miami used a 30-15 fourth quarter to tug away and earn the 20-point victory, their largest win over San Antonio in franchise historical past.
“Now we have to play loads smarter,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich stated. “Upset how we performed towards the press. Simply actually poor execution clearly towards the press. It was sport to that time….for no matter purpose we weren’t aggressive, we didn’t assault. We didn’t area the court docket.”
Bam Adebayo scored 23 factors to steer the Warmth whereas Tyler Herro added 22 factors to assist Miami earn their third consecutive win. Jimmy Butler paced Miami to chip in 18 factors and 11 assists.
San Antonio was led by DeMar DeRozan’s 15 factors. Derrick White added 13 factors and Dejounte Murray had 11 however no different participant scored in double figures for the Spurs, who’re nonetheless clinging to a play-in sport spot within the West.
Thursday: Spurs 106, Pistons 91
The Spurs closed out their back-to-back set with a 106-91 victory over the Pistons on Thursday night time, snapping their five-game residence shedding streak.
San Antonio performed with out Trey Lyles and DeRozan, who each missed the sport as a consequence of accidents. Murray and Patty Mills sat out for relaxation on the second night time of a back-to-back.
Derrick White led the way in which for the Spurs with 26 factors and Jakob Poeltl added 17 factors and 11 rebounds for San Antonio, who took management with a 31-22 second quarter.
Lonnie Walker added 18 factors and Rudy Homosexual had 14.
“I believe he’s received to the purpose the place he’s nearly himself,” Popovich stated of White. “He’s fairly shut. He’s doing an amazing job in a whole lot of alternative ways.”
Josh Jackson had 29 factors to steer Detroit, who performed with out Wayne Ellington, Jerami Grant, Cory Joseph, Rodney McGruder, Mason Plumlee, Dennis Smith Jr. and Hamidou Diallo.
The Spurs are actually 29-29 on the season and can return to the court docket on Saturday night time once they journey to face the New Orleans Pelicans at 7 p.m.