The Spurs end the difficult journey on the road of the rodeo with a defeat 101-85 against the Nets

NEW YORK (Parlay Game) – Worst performance of the season. The worst rodeo road trip of any season.

the San Antonio Spurs have rarely watched this fragile so close to the playoffs.

D'Angelo Russell earned 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Brooklyn nets defeat Spurs 101-85 on Monday night.

One night after their defense was absent from the Knicks, the Spurs crossed the city and failed to attack. San Antonio was kept at its lowest total of the season, and the best 3-point NBA shooting team was one of the worst of the season with a 16.7% backlog.

Unable to get a win, the Spurs had to settle for a positive one.

"I was very angry after the game last night. I am very happy with this match because we have a good team at 101 points and if we continue to do so, we will be in good shape, "said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. not control whether the ball goes or not, so I think it was a good night for us. "

San Antonio shot a little better than 40% over the 3s but finished with 4 of 24.

"We gave them different looks in pick-and-roll defense, but it was essential to stopping their 3-point shooters," said Nets coach Kenny Atkinson.

That led the Spurs to a third consecutive defeat and a 1-7 win on their annual road trip started in 2003 when the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo took control of their arena.

Joe Harris and Caris LeVert each added 15 points for the Nets, who made 19 3-points.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and DeMar DeRozan added 23 points for the Spurs.

The Spurs made 21 consecutive appearances in the playoffs, tied with the second-longest sequence in the NBA's history. But they tied with the Clippers for the last two playoff spots in the Western Conference, just ahead of Sacramento, ninth, and will be heading to their last 20 games.

"You have to stay confident, you have to believe in yourself that hard work will improve it. It must be believed that the blows will fall. I have to come to believe that if you make efforts in defense and project implementation, it will work, "said Aldridge. "As I said, going home does not guarantee the victories, but I hope it will give us a new life and try to win victories."

San Antonio conceded at least 30 points each quarter on Sunday in its 130-118 loss, while New York broke its worst home defeat series in 18 games. The Spurs then went to Brooklyn in the first quarter, eight points behind.

The Spurs tightened in the second half, but this time, they failed their own attack. They missed all six attempts by 3 points in the period and lost 15-4 to end the period as Brooklyn opened a 52-38 advantage.

It went to 72-51 when Russell hit a 3-pointer right in front of the Spurs bench, which seemed much deeper than the 26 feet assigned to him.

"When he rolls it like that, you want him to continue to be aggressive, to play with that confidence," Harris said.

TIP-INS

Spurs: Rudy Gay had 13 points. … The Spurs' worst precedent was 86 points in Memphis on January 9. … San Antonio had won the last seven games.

Nets: The Nets defeated the Spurs for the first time since December 3, 2014. Their longest skid against a West team is now seven straight in a row against Golden State. … St. John's coach and Hall of Fame member Chris Mullin of Brooklyn was at the game.

HOPE AT HOME

It was the start of an important week for the Nets, which host Wednesday Wednesday in Washington and Charlotte on Friday, before a busy march that will include a seven-game journey that will take them away for more than two weeks.

"I think it's a benefit to play here," Atkinson said. "I think we need to make money, especially knowing what will follow."

FOLLOWING

Spurs: Welcomes Detroit Wednesday.

Nets: Welcome Washington Wednesday.

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