Bryn Forbes thrilled after accomplishing a career first
San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes played the game of his life on Tuesday night, as he led his team to a much-needed victory against the Phoenix Suns. The 6-foot-3 combo guard secured the first ever double-double of his career, as he helped the Spurs overpower the lowly Suns, 111-86.
After the win, Forbes shared his delight with the performance, but also claimed that getting the W was much more important than his personal accomplishment.
“That’s important to me,” Forbes said, via ESPN. “I’ve been playing my whole life and to accomplish something I’ve never accomplished is always pretty cool, but to get the win was bigger. We needed this win worse than I needed a double-double.”
Forbes led all scorers on the evening with a season-high 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting. The third-year man was a perfect 5-of-5 from rainbow territory and went 3-of-3 from the charity stripe. He also added a career-high 11 rebounds, three assists, and one steal to round out his remarkable outing.
Forbes was handed a golden opportunity this season when he became the team’s starting point guard by default. This came in the wake of Dejounte Murray’s season-ending knee injury and the departure of Spurs legend Tony Parker over the summer.
Forbes has definitely done his bit to seize the opportunity, and has averaged 12.3 points (on 45.7 percent shooting), 2.1 three-pointers, 2.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.6 steals, and just 1.2 turnovers in 27.1 minutes of action. He has certainly earned the trust of head coach Gregg Popovich, and appears to have established himself as the team’s first-choice PG, with veteran Patty Mills serving as his backup.