San Antonio Spurs: Bryn Forbes Leads the Way in Win vs. Celtics

By Rob Wolkenbrod
ST LOUIS, MO - MARCH 18: Bryn Forbes
ST LOUIS, MO - MARCH 18: Bryn Forbes /

The San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics collided in a Utah Summer League game on Wednesday night.

On Wednesday night, the San Antonio Spurs took to the hardwood for their second Utah Summer League game. This was against the Boston Celtics.

The Spurs got to see Jason Tatum, who Boston picked at No. 3 overall in the 2017 Draft. The previous No. 3 selection — Jaylen Brown — also played, as the team showcased its players that will align with Gordon Hayward.

What would happen in this Summer League game? Let’s get into the results.

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Game Star

The Game Star goes to Bryn Forbes, who led the way with 31 points for the Spurs. He also knocked down 6 3-pointers, another game-high.

Through two games, Forbes averaged 18 points. He’s flashed the scoring upside that was seen near the end of the regular season, and is easily making a case for a spot on Gregg Popovich’s bench. Forbes is reminiscent of former Spur, Gary Neal, who played for the team from 2010-13.


— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 6, 2017

Murray Pulls a Blossomgame

Is “pulling a Blossomgame” already a term? Maybe not, but Dejounte Murray went 0-10 (finished with 5 points) in this game, much like Jaron Blossomgame missed all 8 of his shots on Monday night. However, like the 2016 second-round pick, Murray led the way in rebounds (10), had 4 assists and a plus-minus of 10.

There’s nothing to worry about here for Murray, who could start at point guard in the fall. Let’s see if he makes up for it, next time.

The Draft Picks

However, Murray will have competition with Derrick White, who made his debut on Monday. White turned in a 3 for 13 performance, totaling 10 points. He averaged 11.5 points through the first two games.

Blossomgame rebounded from his poor performance. He had 8 points on 3 for 6 shooting.


Jaron hit the three in the 1Q, knocking down his first points in a Spurs uniform!

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 5, 2017

Okay, Bryn! #SummerSpurs

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 6, 2017

The Spurs Way™

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 6, 2017

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The Spurs will wrap up the 2017 Utah Summer League against the Philadelphia 76ers. That means 2017 No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz will be in action. The game takes place on Thursday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m. ET.