San Antonio Spurs: Bryn Forbes has been on fire to close breakout year
Bryn Forbes‘ emergence has been key to the San Antonio Spurs’ successful season, and he’s been on fire as they push towards the playoffs.
When Dejounte Murray went down for the season with a torn ACL, most San Antonio Spurs fans looked to Derrick White to fill that void.
While White has had a tremendous year, Bryn Forbes has been a model of consistency at the guard position and he’s stepped his game up to another level lately.
Forbes has played in all 81 of the Spurs’ games this season after playing in 80 games last year, and he has provided some much-needed shooting in the starting lineup all season long.
The former Michigan State Spartan has scored 13 or more points in seven of San Antonio’s last nine games. And he’s been absolutely unconscious from deep shooting 54.3% from three during that stretch.
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Forbes has continued the tradition of getting hot during the month of March from his days at Michigan State as he shot 45.2% in March, and he’s hit 65% of his shots from downtown during the first four games of April.
Forbes will set a career-high from three this season as he sits at 42.5% heading into the Spurs’ final game of the year, and he’s doing that while hoisting an impressive five attempts per contest.
Sparty has also improved his playmaking this year as he’s had three or more assists in six straight games, which is an impressive streak considering the gameplan doesn’t ask him to handle the ball that often.
Forbes’ defense will probably always be an issue with his diminutive size, but he’s often the only consistent three-point shooter on the floor with the starting unit and he provides more space for the Spurs’ stars to operate.
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Hopefully Forbes’ hot streak continues during the final game of the regular season on Wednesday night and into the postseason as San Antonio makes their 22nd consecutive playoff appearance.