Heat 95, Spurs 88: What they said after the game


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    The San Antonio Spurs dropped their second game in a row, losing to the Miami Heat, 88-95. This brings the team's record to 6-4 on the season and their road record to 2-2. It also marked their third-straight loss to an Eastern Conference team and their season-low scoring game.

    The Spurs were led by DeMar DeRozan (18) and Patty Mills (20). DeRozan also grabbed 14 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. LaMarcus Aldridge couldn’t get things done offensively (six points), but did grab 16 rebounds.

    Here is a sampling of what the teams said following the game:

    SPURS

    Gregg Popovich

    "I feel that we were soft, we lacked that grunt factor. I felt that the Heat were much more physical and committed."

    LaMarcus Aldridge

    "We (Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan) both started kind of rusty and he kind of found a rhythm along the way, I never did. It’s definitely straining on the team when we both aren’t going.”

    DeMar DeRozan

    “We gave him (Hassan Whiteside) a few easy buckets [when] we should’ve wrapped him up early."

    HEAT

    Erik Spoelstra

    “It’s a Spurs-Heat game, so you’re not going to see a high-scoring game. That’s just the way it is when you have two teams that play this kind of style."

    Wayne Ellington

    "We have a lot of guys that are capable. Tonight was my night to get out there and be able to contribute.”

    Hassan Whiteside

    "I feel great. Finally got to beat Pop.”

    Next - Spurs host the Rockets on 11/10.

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