We might’ve just witnessed the most frustrating and exciting game of the season, all rolled into one. For most of the night, the Spurs played without energy and looked discombobulated on both ends of the floor. Thankfully, they flipped the switch and turned it on when it mattered most, mounting a furious comeback to win 106-99 against the Bulls.
Right from the tipoff, San Antonio’s offense sputtered, missing wide-open shots and throwing wild passes that were hard to corral at best, or went straight to Bulls defenders at worst. Jakob Poeltl was the only player keeping the good guys in the game, as he scored the first six points for the Spurs while being the team’s rock on defense. However, with the Bulls going five of six from beyond the arc to start the game, San Antonio quickly found themselves down by double digits. A few unforced turnovers gave Chicago some easy baskets too, with one leading to a wide-open dunk for Zach Lavine.