Reaction: Spurs constraint initial Summer League win; kick Celtics

Bryn Forbes scored a game-high 31 points to assistance a Spurs kick a Boston Celtics for their initial win of a 2017 Utah Summer League.


Media: Jabari Young

SALT LAKE CITY – With a defender in his face, Bryn Forbes took a few dribbles and converted a step-back jumper early in a initial entertain opposite a Boston Celtics. The shot was acknowledgment to Forbes that he was on to something.

“That’s substantially when we was like, we feel flattering good,” pronounced Forbes. “My legs felt good. My shot felt good.”

Forbes scored 11 of his game-high 31 points in a initial entertain to assistance a Spurs constraint their initial win a Utah Summer League – an 81-70 feat over a Boston Celtics during a Jon M. Huntsman Center.


The Michigan State product connected on 12 of 20 shots, going 6-for-8 from three, adding 3 assists and 3 steals to his stat line. Davis Bertans combined 14 points, while rookie Derrick White scored 10 off a bench.

The Spurs perceived some team-work from over a arc, joining on 13 of 28 3-pointers, with Forbes heading a approach with 6 done shots from three.

Feeling good: Forbes started a diversion avenging his 3 of 12 opening in a opener on Monday. He converted 5 of his initial 7 shots, heading a Spurs with 14 points in a initial half. He didn’t usually settle for 3-pointers, though. Forbes used a mid-range diversion and pounded a basket. He finished with 12 points outward a three-point zone.

  • San Antonio Spurs ensure Bryn Forbes, right, drives opposite Boston Celtics brazen Jaylen Brown, left, during a second half of an NBA summer joining basketball diversion Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Photo: Rick Bowmer/AP

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San Antonio Spurs ensure Bryn Forbes, right, drives opposite Boston Celtics brazen Jaylen Brown, left, during a second half of an NBA summer joining basketball diversion Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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San Antonio Spurs ensure Bryn Forbes, right, drives opposite Boston Celtics brazen Jaylen Brown, left, during a second half of an NBA summer joining basketball diversion Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017, in Salt Lake City.

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“Bryn done a lot of shots tonight, though that’s him,” pronounced Spurs partner manager Will Hardy. “He’s out there to be assertive and demeanour for his spots.”

The initial struggle: Perhaps a off day killed a bit of White’s momentum. White went 0 of 7 in his initial 13 mins of movement opposite a Celtics. He gained some stroke in a third quarter, scoring 7 points on 3 of 6 sharpened to assistance a Spurs outscore a Celtics, 25-15. White finished a diversion 3 of 13 from a field.

Better defense: Hardy done it famous he wasn’t confident with a invulnerability in a detriment to a Jazz. The Spurs were softened in a second game.

The Celtics finished a initial half sharpened 10 percent from over a arc. The communication on invulnerability improved, and a Spurs disrupted flitting lanes finishing a diversion with 7 steals, and converting 19 Boston turnovers into 25 points.

The Spurs also hold Celtics brazen Jaylen Brown (29 points, 13 rebounds in a win over a Philadelphia 76ers on Monday) to 6 points on 2 of 6 shooing.

“The defensive finish is where we won a diversion during tonight for sure,” pronounced Hardy. “We still usually shot 36 percent though we suspicion a shot territory was softened than final game. We changed (the ball) a lot better, though a invulnerability is where we won a game.”

No rush: Dejounte Murray had a severe sharpened night, going 0 of 10 from a field. Murray scored all 5 of his points from a giveaway chuck line, though did have a team-high 10 rebounds and dished out 4 assists. For a second true game, Murray’s singular mins was conspicuous He played in usually 16 opposite a Jazz, and 21 mins on Wednesday. Hardy reliable he’s on rather of a mins restriction.

“It’s a prolonged 3 weeks for Summer League,” pronounced Hardy. “So, we’re usually perplexing to palliate him into it as we get towards (Las Vegas Summer League).”

Up next: The Spurs tighten out a Utah Summer League on Thursday opposite a 76ers.

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