Houston Rockets 128, San Antonio Spurs 124

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs returned home after a seven-game road trip, but failed to cure their woes when they lost 128: 124 to the Houston Rockets Wednesday night at the AT&T Center.

For San Antonio, this is the fourth loss in a row that dropped to 12th place in the Western Conference and is a match and a half from the tenth and final play-in.

“We make a lot of mistakes, but every team makes mistakes,” said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. “In our situation, we just can’t afford to make that much.” Giving up 39 points in the first quarter is quite difficult and you’ve been digging out of the hole all night. “

Here are three points from losing the Spurs to the Rockets:

Murray’s big night

Dejounte Murray gave the Rockets everything they could handle, scoring a career high of 32 points and 11 assists and 10 rebounds in a triple-double. Keldon Johnson added 18 points.

“She’s an All-Star,” Johnson said. “He plays wonderfully, he does amazing things for us, and whatever you ask him to do, he does it for us.” Big basketball. I think Dejounte Murray is definitely an All-Star. “

Balanced attack

Houston used a tied attack to thwart Spurs, led by Eric Gordon’s 31 points, for just 10 shots. Christian Wood scored 23 points, Kevin Porter Jr. added 18 and Jalen Green 14.

“He was incredible,” Houston head coach Stephen Silas said of Gordon. “Getting 31 points out of 10 shots is like, wow! He seemed to do it every time we needed to shoot him. Or every time we needed him to make a ride, he did it. Eric was as good as I saw him. “

Lasting effects of Covida

There is no doubt that COVID-19 had a lasting impact on the San Antonio Spurs, which left them missing six players during the journey. This led head coach Greg Popovich not to know who was in the lineup until just before betting.

“Times are crazy now, but we’ve been to a few games where we have been able to win,” said Spurs ranger Bryn Forbes. “Brooklyn, this game, a few others; it would be a big win if we pulled them out without everyone, because when we get back to full strength, we will have almost the whole team that already has it. “

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The San Antonio Spurs are now 15-26 in season and will return to the court on Friday night to face the Cleveland Cavaliers and start the set back-to-back.

David Berry

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