San Antonio Spurs: Takeaways From Loss Against Washington Wizards

By George Middleton

On Tuesday the San Antonio Spurs lost to the Washington Wizards 101-93.

The Spurs were without Marco Belinelli (groin) and Kawhi Leonard (hand).

The Wizards took a 31-24 lead at the end of the first quarter and even led by 11 early in the third quarter, but the Spurs stormed back. Spurs went down 92-89 after a Tiago Splitter hook shot with 3 minutes to play, but the Wizards closed the game.

Tony Parker led the Spurs with 14 points, but he shot 7-18 from the field. The good news is that Parker finished with 31 minutes.

Positive Side

-26 Assists

-7 Turnovers

Star of the Game

Patty Mills- In a game that the Spurs played poorly, there was really no stars. Patty Mills was one of the only Spurs that played well today. Mills finished with 12 points on 4-6 three-point field goals. He also had zero turnovers, maybe he should have played more than 25 minutes.

Negative Side

-40% Field Goals

-31% Free-Throws

-Spurs were out-rebounded 48-34

-3 Steals

-Allowed Wizards to shoot 49% from field.

Spurs Player That Could’ve Played Better

Jan 13, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (14) dribbles the ball as Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) defends during the first half at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Danny GreenTony Parker and Tim Duncan could’ve been on here, but Danny Green was worse. He shot 4 of 16 from the field and finished with 10 points. He also shot 2 of 10 from three-point range. Expect a better game from Green when they take on the Charlotte Hornets tomorrow night.

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