Jonathon Simmons And Kyle Anderson Lead Spurs In Semifinals Win Over Hawks

By George Middleton

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Early on the Spurs were getting dominated, as they trailed 23-11 at the end of the first quarter. The Spurs went down by as many as 15 points with just under four minutes to play in the second quarter.

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In the third quarter, the Spurs came out looking like another team, the team they have looked like all summer league, a dominating one. The Spurs used one of the most dominant quarters of all summer league play, when they outscored Atlanta 28-12. The Spurs went up by as many as nine points in the fourth and they never looked back.

Early on it was the Kyle Anderson show, as it has been all summer league. He had 16 of the Spurs first 32 points. Jarrell Eddie hit three triples to spark the Spurs comeback. Jonathon Simmons went for 19 points and 8 rebounds off the bench.

Anderson finished with 22 points and 8 rebounds. He has now scored at least 19 points in six straight games.

The Spurs shot 41% from the field, opposed to the Hawks 32%. Both teams were extremely sloppy, as they had 18 turnovers apiece.

The Hawks were led by Lamar Patterson‘s 16 points and 7 rebounds.

The Spurs will take on the winner of the Phoenix/New Orleans game in Monday’s championship (9 PM ET).

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