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San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns Recap: Quick takeaways

By Albert Pérez Oyola
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 31: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs handles the ball against the Phoenix Suns on October 31, 2018 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 31: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs handles the ball against the Phoenix Suns on October 31, 2018 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Phoenix Suns 120-90 on the road in dominant fashion for the largest win of the early season and third in as many games.

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The San Antonio Spurs’ Halloween couldn’t have gone any better as they made easy work of the Phoenix Suns at the Talking Stick Resort Arena. The court, already naturally decorated in this particular holiday’s colors set the stage for the visitors wearing grim reaper-like uniforms, took the life out of the building from the start.

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DeMar DeRozan simply couldn’t miss and scored 25 points in a blur (27 minutes) going 10-of-12 from the field and secured a +24 on the floor. LaMarcus Aldridge kept equal pace and accuracy with his running mate scoring 24 points in a faster blur than DeRozan (23 minutes) going 10-of-13 from the field. Any game where both Aldridge and DeRozan come to play this sharp, it’ll be tough for any team in the league to beat the Silver and Black.

The Suns played without young star Devin Booker and starting point guard Isaiah Canaan due to injuries, which took away their primary scoring option and floor general. However, the Spurs’ defense appeared sharper than in any other game so far this season and held an opponent under 100 points for the first time in the campaign. T.J Warren led all Suns scorers with 21 points.

Third straight win ?

Highlights from #Halloween https://t.co/xmaQaA2SaZ

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 1, 2018

It was virtually all over by halftime. Although anything can happen in the beautiful game of basketball, there seemed no indication the Suns would be coming back. Not with the way the Spurs’ stars were playing. However, it wasn’t just the primary stars shining for the Spurs.

Everyone scored on #Halloween and we're headed back home with the W! #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/MGUPuXd7eh

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 1, 2018

Bryn Forbes had a season-high seven assists in 22 minutes and was a +25 on the floor. Pau Gasol had eight points, nine rebounds, and dished out four assists. Rudy Gay went for 12 points and eight rebounds, and Marco Belinelli contributed 14 points off the bench.

Final stats ?

DeMar: 25 PTS | 3 ASTLA: 24 PTS | 3 REB Marco: 14 PTS | 4 REB Rudy: 12 PTS | 8 REBPatty: 9 PTS | 1 STLPau: 8 PTS | 9 REB Bryn: 7 PTS | 7 ASTQuincy: 6 PTS | 4 REBDavis: 5 PTS | 4 REBChimezie: 4 PTS | 2 REBDante: 4 PTS | 3 ASTJakob: 2 PTS | 4 REB

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 1, 2018

All in all, it was a dominant performance by the Spurs against a struggling team destined for a lottery pick. There were obvious flashes of the team coming together both offensively and defensively, but we must curb our enthusiasm based on the results from this game. What’s true, is that the team will continue to improve as they continue to play together and further develop their chemistry.

Regardless, it should signal good things to come – the combination of Aldridge and DeRozan is in fact a deadly one when both players bring their A-game.

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The San Antonio Spurs go up against Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, 3 Nov. at 7:30 CT at the AT&T Center.

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