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Final Score: Spurs win first Summer League game, beat Kings 85-69

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The Spurs started off the mini-tournament in the desert with a nice win over Nik Stauskas and the Kings.

Ethan Miller

Kyle Anderson and Bryce Cotton got their first chance with the "Spurs" on Friday night. Anderson finished with six points, four rebounds, and six assists while Cotton scored 12 points on just four shots. Austin Daye led the way for the Spurs with 14, but it took him 18 shots to get his 14 and he was ice-cold from deep where he shot just 1-for-8. Daye did grab a team-high nine boards, three on the offensive side. The Spurs as a team had great success on the offensive glass, besting the Kings in that category 14-3.

The Kings also turned the ball over eight more times that the Spurs, 18-10, which is how an eight point halftime lead turns into a 16-point loss. The Kings were up 43-35 at intermission, but a 30-point outburst from the Spurs in the ten-minute third combined with some focused defense that held the Kings to just 11 turned the game around. The gap hovered around ten for most of the fourth and the Spurs are 1-0 in this Summer League. Does the winner of the tourney get a certificate or something? What are these guys playing for?

What say you Pounders? Did you like what you saw from the Spurs' youngsters?