Watching the San Antonio Spurs and the Phoenix Suns take each other on for the second time this week was quite the sight. This time around, the Spurs built a lead of up to 27 points before winning the game with a 132-121 scoreline.
The Spurs led almost the entire way too. After starting the contest on a 13-0 run, the Spurs continued to hammer the Suns until the fourth quarter, when Phoenix went on a 27-13 run that helped them tie the game at 116-116 with 4:21 left in the game.
Unfortunately for the Suns, they would only go on to score five more points while having to watch Victor Wembanyama put the Spurs on his back. The Frenchman scored 10 of the Spurs’ final 16 points to close out the game while putting up totals of 38 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, a steal and two blocks on 15 of 26 shooting (3 of 6 from three).
His clutch performance prevented Phoenix from pulling off the same comeback that the Spurs did a couple of days ago – where San Antonio were down up to 20 points before stealing a 115-114 victory.
What’s even more impressive about the Spurs’ victory is the fact that Devin Booker was back for the Suns this time around and scored 31 points while shooting 10 of 19 from the field with a near-triple-double of 31 points, nine rebounds and 13 assists. Kevin Durant also had 28 points, six rebounds and two blocks while shooting 10 of 15 from the field. They took their opponent’s stars’ best shot and still came out on top.
One unfortunate thing about the victory, though, is that Devin Vassell hurt himself and didn’t return of the second half. He was on a heater too, scoring 17 points on 7 of 10 shooting before being yanked from the game because of a groin injury.
Through his first five games, Wembanyama is averaging 20.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 2.2 blocks. Those are great numbers for a rookie, especially one on a team that currently has a winning record. He hasn’t taken much time to dazzle us with his potential and now has a dominant game on his resume. This will only build up his hype train and will certainly bring more eyeballs to the next Spurs game.