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SportForbes' double-double fuels Spurs by Suns 111-86

06:20  12 december  2018
06:20  12 december  2018 Source:   ap.org

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Forbes had a season-high 24 points and a career-best 11 rebounds as the Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns 111 - 86 on Tuesday night. SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Bryn Forbes was happy to finally earn the first double - double of his basketball career, and even happier that it came in another San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Bryn Forbes was happy to finally earn the first double - double of his basketball career, and even happier that it came in another San Antonio Spurs Forbes had a season-high 24 points and a career-best 11 rebounds as the Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns 111 - 86 on Tuesday night.

Forbes' double-double fuels Spurs by Suns 111-86© The Associated Press San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and Phoenix Suns guard Troy Daniels (30) scramble for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO — Bryn Forbes had a season-high 24 points and a career-best 11 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns 111-86 on Tuesday night.

San Antonio has won three straight halfway through a six-game homestand. The Spurs, who are allowing 113.3 points per game, have limited their opponents to 101 points during their winning streak.

LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points in 25 minutes. He sat out the fourth quarter with San Antonio leading by as many as 25 points.

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SAN ANTONIO – It was one the San Antonio Spurs should have won and did win against the Phoenix Suns , the worst team in the NBA now 4-24. The Spurs beat the Suns 111 - 86 for their third win in a row and are now back to .500 at 14-14.

San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes (11) reacts after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec.

Phoenix, which was without leading scorer Devin Booker for the fifth straight game, never led while falling to 4-24.

BOX SCORE: SPURS 111, SUNS 86

T.J. Warren led the Suns with 23 points and De'Anthony Melton added 17. Rookie DeAndre Ayton was the only other Phoenix player in double figures, scoring 12 points on 6-for-10 shooting.

DeMar DeRozan was held to a season-low five points, but the 6-foot-7 guard attempted just six shots as he set up his teammates. DeRozan had eight of his nine assists in the first half, setting up six 3-point shots by drawing the defense into the lane on his drives.

San Antonio finished 13 for 21 on 3-pointers, falling one shy of matching their season-high for 3s.

Four of DeRozan's assists in the first half were to Forbes.

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Bryn Forbes had a season-high 24 points and a career-best 11 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns 111 - 86 on Tuesday night (Wednesday

Forbes had a season-high 24 points and a career-best 11 rebounds as the Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns 111 - 86 on Tuesday night. Since his days on the playground in elementary school until now, Forbes never had a double - double , and the odds of accomplishing it weren't great.

An undrafted free agent out of Michigan State, Forbes matched a career high with five 3-pointers.

TIP-INS

Suns: Booker missed his fifth straight game with a strained left hamstring. Booker suffered the injuring trying to save possession on a ball going out of bounds against the Lakers on Dec. 2. . Phoenix has had eight different players lead the team in game scoring this season. . Warren's season high is 29 points, which he set Nov. 8 against Boston.

Spurs: DeRozan's eight assists in the first half were the second-most he has had in any half in his career. DeRozan had 10 assists and 30 points in the second half against Portland on Feb. 1, 2014. . Forbes has scored in double figures in 21 games this season, the most by an undrafted player. Robert Covington, Wesley Matthews and Justin Holiday and Rodney McGruder all have 17 games in double figures.

UP NEXT

Suns: Host Dallas on Thursday night.

Spurs: Host Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.

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