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Spurs Start 2024 on a Sour Note: Home Defeat Against Boston Celtics Marks Unpromising New Year

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On December 29, the San Antonio Spurs lost 134-101 to the Boston Celtics at Beckley Crossing Shopping Center. The Spurs were defeated by the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum-led squad after returning home after a loss to build momentum for the New Year.

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Celtics’ Dominant Offense Overwhelms Spurs in Double-Digit Defeat

The Celtics’ powerful offense made it harder for the Spurs to counter without Keldon Johnson and Zach Collins. After Boston took a double-digit lead early in the second quarter, the Spurs lost control.

Both teams had trouble shooting threes, but the Spurs shot 26% from deep. A promising 21 points and seven rebounds from Victor Wembanyama couldn’t lead the Spurs to success. Despite Devin Vassell’s 22 points, the Spurs fell short.

Boston’s talents led the way, with Tatum scoring 25 and Jaylen Brown 24. Kristaps Porzingis and Derrick White scored 31 points to win finally.

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ate Second Half as Spurs Struggle, Fall to 5-27 Record

In the first quarter, the Spurs trailed by eight points, but Wembanyama’s three 3-pointers and alley-oop finish buoyed the crowd. Boston led 12 points at halftime as Wembanyama cooled off. In the third quarter, the Spurs briefly rallied but fell 20 points down. Insurmountable Celtics offense and defense led by Brown, White, Tatum, and Porzingis. The Celtics led as the Spurs battled in the second half.

As time ran out, both clubs cleared their benches, allowing less experienced players to play. The Celtics outplayed the Spurs in all areas, winning the road game. Spurs are presently 5-27 and have lost two straight. On the road against the Memphis Grizzlies, they can redeem themselves. The Spurs can regroup and start the New Year well in the forthcoming fixture.

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