The San Antonio Spurs finished their final road game of the season on a high note by taking care of the Cleveland Cavs in an early-afternoon matchup on Sunday.
It wasn’t a perfect game for the San Antonio Spurs, but they managed to take care of business against the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers for a 112-90 victory on Sunday afternoon. Surged by a massive second quarter push that saw San Antonio outscore Cleveland by 16, the team coasted to victory in spite of some sloppy all-around play.
As usual, the Spurs were anchored on both ends by All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who got the opportunity to rest in the fourth quarter after double-doubling in 30 minutes of play. He finished the contest with 18 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal while making 6-of-14 attempts from the field. It wasn’t his best game, but Aldridge provided a level of physicality down low that stabilized his team.
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Meanwhile, star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan embraced the facilitator role on Sunday afternoon and limited his shot attempts. He finished with a full statline of 14 points on nine shots along with nine dimes and three boards.
In the midst of a hot streak offensively, guard Bryn Forbes scorched the porous Cavs defense for 13 points including three triples on five takes. He’s averaging 14.2 points over his last five games and has made an astounding 62.5 percent of his three-pointers in that span. He’s heating up at the perfect time for the Spurs, who’ll need this production to continue into the postseason.
Defense was key to this victory, as San Antonio held the Cavaliers to a shooting line of 39.7/27.6/74.1 in the contest. With an odd mix of young prospects and veteran leaders, this team has the potential to build something interesting moving forward. Champion and revered power forward Kevin Love logged just 13 minutes coming off of a shoulder injury and scored five points in that span.
In their last meeting of the 2018-19 regular season, the Spurs will host the Dallas Mavericks in what may be the final game of an illustrious career for Dirk Nowitzki.