The San Antonio Spurs ended a four-game losing streak on Friday night, while breaking out a repertoire of dunks against the Charlotte Hornets.
Friday night marked the end of the San Antonio Spurs’ four-game losing streak, defeating the Charlotte Hornets, 108-101. It was behind 64 bench points, easily a high mark for the 2017-18 season. Bryn Forbes led the way, with 22 points on 8-for-11 shooting.
Forbes isn’t known as a dunker. But the rest of the Spurs threw it down with ease against the Hornets. It became Dunk City, with Rudy Gay, Kyle Anderson, Manu Ginobili and Forbes himself throwing down.
There were so many dunks, that the Spurs Twitter account uploaded three minutes worth of them, and just from the win over Charlotte. So, let’s bask in the glory of these throwdowns.
Here's three minutes of Spurs dunks: pic.twitter.com/aFSq5KZtOb
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 4, 2017
This highlighted a turnaround game for the Spurs, a much-needed win to get them out of a four-game hole. It kept their record from falling below .500 since they were 4-4, and gave some momentum going into an off day.
Forbes easily had his best game of the season, with his point production. The same went for Patty Mills, who scored a season-high 17 points. Throw in Gay’s 20 points on 8-for-15 shooting, and it was a productive night for the Spurs. They didn’t even need LaMarcus Aldridge to carry the offense, much like he did the previous eight games (14 points in 32 minutes).
Looking at the standings in the first week of November is way too early, but as of Saturday, the Spurs have a four-way tie for sixth, with the Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets.
The Spurs have the opportunity to keep up the newfound momentum, as they play the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7:00 p.m. ET. It marks the third of a six-game homestand, which doesn’t wrap up until Nov. 11.