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San Antonio Spurs: Loss to Blazers ends 2017 Summer League run

By Rob Wolkenbrod
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 15: Keith Benson
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 15: Keith Benson /

The San Antonio Spurs came up short against the Portland Trail Blazers, ending their run in the 2017 Summer League.

On Saturday night, the San Antonio Spurs played a Summer League playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers. They faced elimination, as with a loss, the Spurs wouldn’t be seen until the 2017-18 preseason begins.

Through the Summer League, Bryn Forbes became the star of the show. He posted 99 points in the past three games in Las Vegas, showcasing his talents for a potential roster spot. Would Forbes deliver with his latest performance?

This game didn’t fall in favor of the Spurs, but plenty happened. Who stood out?

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Game Star

This didn’t turn out to be a highlight reel performance for Forbes, as he put up 13 points. 9 of them came on free throws.

However, in spite of the loss, Derrick White was the star of the game for the Spurs. He had his best showing of the Summer League, scoring 20 points in 29 minutes. This came on 7-for-15 shooting.

Game Over

The Summer League is over for the San Antonio Spurs, as they won’t be seen until the preseason in the fall. So it’s time to look back at some of the best performers of the summer.

Through five games, Forbes led the team in scoring with 26 points per game. He added 3.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds as the star of the Summer Spurs.

White played in three of the Vegas League games, but finished with the second-highest point-per-game average (15.0). It was his first showing since getting selected in the 2017 NBA Draft.

The only other double-digit scorers from the Vegas League were Shayne Whittington and Olivier Hanlan, who combined for 20.8 points per game.



— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 15, 2017

Step-back, jumper, plus the foul by @BrynjForbes.

The leading scorer of @NBASummerLeague gets the @spurs going on ESPN2! #NBASummer

— NBA G League (@nbagleague) July 15, 2017

Okay, Jaron! #SummerSpurs

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 15, 2017

#SummerSpurs ?

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 15, 2017

Deeeeep threes from the @spurs.

Fourth quarter action from the #NBASummer Quarterfinals… LIVE on ESPN 2!

— NBA (@NBA) July 15, 2017

Next: Ranking the 2017 offseason moves for the Spurs

That will do it for the Spurs in the Summer League. The rest of the offseason will play out, before training camp and the preseason begins in the fall.