Boston’s leading scorer, Jayson Tatum, made just 4 of 16 shots to wind up with 15 points, and Jaylen Brown scored 13 points after being a game-time decision due to injury management. Bryn Forbes led San Antonio with 23 points while Dejounte Murray added 22 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds. “We were pretty poor defensively, and the Hawks executed. They got everything they wanted. Our individual team defense was poor tonight. They took advantage of it.”
Jakob Poeltl and Keldon Johnson scored 15 points each for the Spurs, and Poeltl also grabbed 10 rebounds for San Antonio, which has lost six straight games. “That’s not how it works in the NBA. Especially with our team, you got to be locked in at all times. When we’re locked in on defense, and we put defense first, good things happen for us.”
San Antonio is 4-13, its worst start since the 1996-97 season.