Bryn Forbes may not get invite to dunk contest but glad to find shooting stroke

    Bryn Forbes

    San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes had a season-high 24 points Tuesday off a perfect 5-for-5 shooting night from the 3-point line in a home win over the Phoenix Suns.

    The Spurs guard also recorded 11 rebounds and three assists en route to one of his best performances in his pro-career.

    “It was good. You know, I’ve been off for a little bit the last couple of games, so it was good to see them go back in," Forbes said.

    Prior to his game against the Suns, Forbes' shooting touch had not been spectacular. He was shooting 20 percent from the three-point line, well below his season average of 43 percent through 27 games played.

    However, in team-first fashion, Forbes credited his teammates for allowing him to have the night he did in the Spurs' third-straight win.

    "But I mean, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, LA (LaMarcus Aldridge) -- [those] guys made the game easy," Forbes said. "They found me wide open because people were doubling them and it just makes it easy for me.”

    During the team's longest winning-streak of the season, Forbes is averaging 16.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting 60 percent from deep. However, it hasn't been completely smooth for him at the rim.

    Forbes had a chance to cap his night with a rare in-game dunk against the Suns only to see the basketball pop out. There went his chance at a possible invite to the 2019 NBA Dunk Contest.

    Said Forbes, “No, that would have been my first real dunk in the NBA. It’s all good, I’ll get another one.”


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