The Spurs this season hasn’t gone to play thus far as they dropped another game to Pistons 132- 98. It’s eleventh loss of their last 13th after recorded a big win over the Los Angeles Clippers last Friday night.
DeMar DeRozan leads the Spurs with his 20 points who missed the services of LaMarcus Aldridge because of injury.
Gregg Popovich quoted after the game ” Yes, I’m disappointed. We came out aggressively in our last game against the Clippers and we had energy and execution at both ends. They scored 97 and tonight we gave up 132. It’s brutal.”
Detroit got 45 points from three compared to 21 for San Antonio.
“This was another night where we gave up 3-pointers and didn’t make any,” Popovich said. “But I think they did everything better than we did tonight.”
The Pistons had an advantage with 59-51 at the half which they also dominated the boards. Which they lead by Christian Wood with a career-high 28 points coming off the bench. On which Dwayne Casey believes in this guy since the training camp that his potential is about to unlock.
“Christian is a talent, and there are nights he does things like this and there are other nights when he doesn’t,” Casey said. “I’ve always said he’s a talented young man, but he has to get more thinking into his game.
“If he could have consistently done that before now, he wouldn’t be on his fifth team.”
An undrafted guard in 2015 that bounce in the league who appears also in Sixers, Hornets, Bucks, and Pelicans before he claims off the waivers by the Pistons.
Detroit had seven players scored in double figures with Luke Kennard added 20. The Spurs tried to hack Andre Drummond and send him to the line in back to back possession which he only made one in for tries. Casey quickly put Wood in place of the big man. Where they end the third quarter with a 15 to 2 run which the lead ballooned to 25.
Detroit outscored San Antonio in the second half 73-47.
“We have got to get better defensively as a team and just bring energy,” Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV said. “We have the talent, the players and the coaches, but we’re just not bringing it defensively.”