Poor shooting and a bad ball control night led to San Antonio’s loss.
The Spurs played flat on Sunday night, shooting 42% from the field, but only 26% from three. San Antonio played from behind most of the night, down by as many as 17, but even though they cut it to 6 in the final period, they couldn’t close out, losing to the upstart Pacers at home.
- The Spurs had an interesting starting line up, leaving Tony Parker on the bench in favor of Dejounte Murray
- The Spurs had 20 turnovers to only 11 for the Pacers. Hard to win when you give the ball away 20 times.
- San Antonio was 9-34 from three in the game. The Pacers’ percentage was worse, but if SA could’ve managed just 35% instead of 26% they’d have won.
- The Spurs were held to 20 points in the second quarter and 16 points in the 3rd. They just couldn’t hit water from a boat tonight.
- This is the Pacers 2nd win in San Antonio in the past 16 years, but it means they swept the season series against the Spurs. They could make a bit of noise in the East this season.
Next up are the Cleveland Cavaliers in San Antonio on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Source: Pounding The Rock