LAS VEGAS — As Markelle Fultz and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot looked on from the bench, the Sixers did not have an answer Sunday for Bryn Forbes in their 101-95 loss to the Spurs.
Forbes scored 35 points off 8 for 17 shooting from the field (2 for 9 from three). Forbes, who went undrafted, worked out for the Sixers last summer.
Furkan Korkmaz cut the Spurs’ lead to four with 34 seconds to go. The game got heated moments later when Alex Poythress and Davis Bertans exchanged words. The Spurs pulled away for the win.
Fultz (ankle sprain) and Luwawu-Cabarrot (upper lip laceration) dressed in polo shirts. Luwawu-Cabarrot sported a bandage above his mouth. Fultz will not play for the remainder of summer league (see story).
The Sixers were forced to change up their starting five because of the injuries. They went with Larry Drew II, Brandon Austin, Korkmaz, Poythress and Kaleb Tarczewski.
Inside the box score
Aaron Harrison led the Sixers with 14 points.
Korkmaz had a solid showing with 12 points (5 for 13 from the field) and looked more comfortable than he has in his first NBA summer league games.
Poythress and St. Joe’s product Isaiah Miles scored 10 points apiece.
Bertans scored 20 points for the Spurs.
Fultz embodied the nickname given to him by summer league head coach Lloyd Pierce. He was locked in carefully watching each play and stood yelling encouragement from the bench. Pierce wants Fultz to work on developing his leadership from while he is sidelined to help next season on the court (see story).
Jahlil Okafor, Ben Simmons, Richaun Holmes, Jerry Colangelo, and Brett Brown were among those in attendance.
The Sixers (1-1) will take on the Celtics (2-0) on Tuesday. Back-to-back No. 3 picks Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown combined for 24 points in the Celtics’ win over the Trail Blazers on Sunday.