Spurs Takeaways from Summer League Loss to Jazz

By George Middleton

The San Antonio Spurs came up short in a 72-70 loss against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. The Spurs are now 1-1 in summer league play and their next game is on Thursday, when they take on the Boston Celtics. The Spurs had two chances to tie the game in the final two seconds, but Kyle Anderson missed a layup and Cady Lalanne missed a tip.

What are some things to take away from the loss?

Kyle Anderson Was Terrific

Kyle Anderson struggled on Monday against Philadelphia, as he went for 8 points on 2-9 shooting. He did add 9 rebounds. On Tuesday, he was magnificent, as he had a game high 25 points and he added 8 rebounds. It wasn’t all good for Anderson as he had 5 turnovers, regardless Anderson played as many thought he would.

Treveon Graham’s Impact

Treveon Graham only played 13 minutes on Monday. He went 2-2 from the field, but didn’t have a chance to make an impact. On Tuesday, Graham played 20 minutes and performed terrifically. Graham finished with 17 points on 5-9 shooting from the field.

Spurs Struggling to Get Going

On Monday the Spurs shot 36% from the field. On Tuesday they shot 35%. The Spurs have relied on free-throw shooting for a good portion of their points. San Antonio has shot a combined 35-of-48 from the charity stripe through their two Summer League outings.

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