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A tale of two halves in Boston for the San Antonio Spurs

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The Spurs couldn’t maintain the aggression into the 2nd half and didn’t take advantage of the opportunities in the overtime

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In a game where the San Antonio Spurs were up by 32 in the first half and putting on a clinic, the second half was a different story as the Boston Celtics upped their game while the Spurs couldn’t match their runs which led to a dramatic overtime frame.

Full game highlights to start it off.

Dejounte seemingly wanted to make up for the loss in Miami by himself - going 9 for 9 in the first half.

As part of his 100% first half shooting, DJ also hit two beautiful threes like this one . . .

Murray didn’t miss his first shot until 6 minutes into the 2nd half. But then didn’t hit a shot until the 4th (other than a couple of free throws).

DeMar DeRozan drew the defense in with some aggressive moves and his pass back to Drew Eubanks led to this . . .

The Silver and Black started the 2nd half with some beautiful ball movement.

But couldn’t seem to maintain the momentum and aggression from the first half. The Silver and Black only shot 33% to Boston’s 59% in the fourth quarter.

Patty Mills did try to give the Silver and Black a chance with his three at 4.9 seconds left in the OT putting the Spurs down by 1.

Lonnie Walker IV did have an impressive game with 24 points (going 4-7 from three points).

and this nothing but net three . . .

DeMar DeRozan provided some much needed points and assists (30 points, 14 assists), assisting Keldon Johnson to this circus shot.


The first half showed what the young Spurs (with DeRozan’s help) can do, but their mental toughness and ability to keep the foot on the gas needs some maturing. On to the next game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the AT&T Center.