For their first prime time match of the NBA regular season, the San Antonio Spurs long believed they would secure their third victory of the season by up to 22 points. But Greg Popovic's young flock collapsed at the end of the match, finally losing in overtime with a score of 123 to 116. Although he did not succeed in everything, Wembanyama still put out a solid performance (20 points, 9 rebounds, 5 blocks, 4 assists, 1 interception) and once again treated fans of the orange ball to impressive “highlights”.
From the start of the first quarter, the French giant scored a first three-point basket by obtaining a foul, synonymous with a free throw. This was immediately converted by Wembanyama, who scored his first four points of the game.
Wemby also had fun dunking several times in the game, to the delight of the 18,000 spectators present in San Antonio.
But it was especially in defense that the rookie stood out, blocking five opposing shots. his record in his (young) NBA career.
Finally, the French prodigy also made his partners shine, like this extending pass to his teammate Charles Bassey. He concluded this alley-oop with a dunk.
An anthology of actions which unfortunately did not allow Spurs to win. Next for the San Antonio franchise, Tuesday (very) early, at 1:00 a.m. against the Indiana Pacers.
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