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Spurs starters were once again the bright spot in an OT heart-breaker

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Whatever the opposite of the usual Rodeo Road Trip successes would be, this home-stand would be in an episode of Black Mirror.

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The good guys battled in their second straight overtime game — this time against the short-handed Indianapolis Pacers — and walked away with another tough loss. DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs with 25 points including a hot 13 for 15 from the charity stripe. Keldon Johnson and Dejounted Murray both had 20 points each while Johnson and Jakob Poeltl both notched double-doubles in points and rebounds (Johnson with 10 boards and Poeltl had 14 points and 13 boards).

Keldon Johnson joins some impressive company in his first 60 career games:

Dejounte Murray roped two defenders into following him on the baseline and threw an obtusely insane pass to Jakob Poeltl:

Here, Keldon Johnson covered a lot of distance in a very short time to get a flying deflection on the Pacer’s shooter. He deserved to flex.

Blockab in the post, and-1 Poeltl on the other coast:

Rudy Gay gets buckets. This particular bucket that he got had some fire behind it:

And last but never least, the full game highlights:

Next up, the Spurs wrap up the horror show home-stand by taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, April 5, 2021.