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San Antonio vs. Orlando, Final Score: Spurs fall at home again, 95-83

Disjointed Spurs drop another clunker at home.

NBA: Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

It was the same old slow start at home with the Spurs playing down to their opposition and unorganized on offense. By the time Pop went to his bench with 3:29 left in the first quarter, the Spurs were 4-11 from the field with 5 TO’s but only down by one thanks to the Magic’s own offensive ineptitude. The bench did it’s job of getting the offense going, and the Spurs ended the quarter up 20-16, led by seven points from LaMarcus Aldridge.

The start of the second quarter went no better, although Dewayne Dedmon made his return felt against his old team with a quick 4 points, 4 rebounds and a block. A 9-0 run by the Magic led to a 24-27 deficit and timeout from Pop with 5:22 left in the half. Their lead would get as high as seven before the Spurs woke up just enough to retake the lead, only for Evan Fournier to hit a three at the buzzer to give the Magic a 45-43 halftime lead.

The Spurs were marginally better on offense (for a while) to start the third quarter but forgot how to play defense as Magic players were often left open, particularly old nemesis Serge Ibaka, who never misses a shot in San Antonio. The Magic continued to build the lead while feasting on Spurs turnovers, while at the other end the Spurs eventually couldn’t buy a bucket, even on open shots, and entered the fourth quarter down 75-64.

The Spurs opened the fourth with a little more desperation, but nothing would go right. Whether it was shots rattling out, lay-ups rolling off the rim, or 50-50 balls constantly going the Magic’s way, the Spurs couldn’t catch a break in this one. It was a horrid game all around, and the Spurs drop to 4-4 at home while shooting just 36.8% from the field with 18 turnovers.

Be sure to check back for more on this one. The Spurs are back in action tomorrow in Dallas at 7:30 PM.