Spurs 8-5 11/11/2017
San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls (133-94) Holy poo!
Going up against the team with the worst offense in the league should have proven easy & easy it was. Without 6 of our players, 1/3 of our roster, the Bulls proved to be no problem for the Spurs. Missing Parker & Kawhi (since the beginning), Green (hamstring), Manu (out for being “old” according to Pop), Lauvergne & rookie, Derrick White (fractured wrist) seemed to be no trouble for Pop & the boys.
EIGHT players scored in the double digits & our bench took control of the floor, scoring at least 34 points in three of the four quarters. Spurs’ shooting was on point (hah): Spurs assisted on 64.7% of baskets, took NINETEEN wide-open 3’s (made 73.7%) & shot 52.6% from the mid-range. With a average-ranked defense so far this season, it’s impressive to witness Spurs shoot 33(!) catch/shoot attempts & score an impressive af 95.5% FG%.
Gay, who Pop didn’t want to play due to back pain, scored 15 points in 18 minutes, Murray with 17 points, BP3 posted a solid 15 points, Aldridge with another double/double (21 points/10 rebounds) & fellow-ginger Bertans came off the bench with 16 points in just 18 minutes. This ginger was on fire upon completing 5/6 3-point jumpers. (Seems all those practices with The Big Fundamental paid off. How many newcomers can say that the greatest PF of all-time helped them with their game?)
The most impressive newcomer off the bench in this matchup was Bryn Forbes. In his first ever career start, he came alive with 13 points. Forbes is only the third undrafted player under 6’4″ to start in franchise history, the last player being some guy named Avery Johnson ( ;P ). I love the potential in this kid & I want more! Also Spurs fans witnessed Costello & Hilliard both score their first points for the silver & black. All in all, our bench came alive & couldn’t be stopped, resulting in a 39-point blowout.
See you in Dallas! Go Spurs Go!