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San Antonio Spurs roundup: Falling to the Magic

By Rob Wolkenbrod
The Orlando Magic's Jonathon Simmons (17) shoots past the San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green (14) and Brandon Paul (3) during the first half at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
The Orlando Magic's Jonathon Simmons (17) shoots past the San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green (14) and Brandon Paul (3) during the first half at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images) /
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The latest San Antonio Spurs news, notes and headline roundup for Saturday, Oct. 28.

The San Antonio Spurs took their first loss of the 2017-18 season on Friday night. It was a blowout to the upstart Orlando Magic, 114-87. San Antonio never shot above 40 percent, while Orlando topped 60 percent for most of the game.

There are less than 48 hours for the Spurs to rebound, as they play the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 of the regular season. Moving to 5-1, however, provided new headlines, news and notes for the Spurs. Let’s look at the latest on Saturday, Oct. 28:

  • It was an ugly loss for the Spurs. Nothing went their way from the moment the game tipped off, but there were still some takeaways.
  • Jonathon Simmons had 17 points in his first regular season game against the Spurs. Before that, he spoke to OrlandoMagic.com about wanting to leave the Alamo City and “release the animal inside.”
  • Everything went wrong in Friday night’s contest. Even the Magic mascot hit a backwards half-court shot. Go figure.
  • Via MySanAntonio.com, Tony Parker commented on potentially becoming a backup to Dejounte Murray. He mostly avoided the question, saying he hasn’t been thinking about it.
  • Via News4SanAntonio.com, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra provided plenty of praise for LaMarcus Aldridge’s play from Wednesday night. He said, “This is the guy we saw in Portland.”
  • Brandon Paul appeared on The HoopsHype Podcast. He discussed joining the Spurs and covered a variety of topics about his professional basketball career.
  • A not-so-fun fact that New York Daily News reporter Frank Isola pointed the Magic beat the Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers this season.

Orlando Magic have wins over the Cavs & Spurs. (This tweet is not from 1995.)

— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) October 28, 2017

  • Pounding the Rock looked at the lack of 3-pointers the Spurs have taken. They shot 24 3-pointers against the Magic and made just four of them.

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The headlines, news and notes will return on Monday, Oct. 30 for the Spurs.

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