In San Antonio, surprising pleasure

Without three key players last night, Josh Richardson, Devin Vassell and Jeremy Sochan, and in the midst of Josh Primo, who was recently sacked following exhibitionism charges, the Spurs still managed to chain their fifth win in seven games. They just had their best start to the season since 2018!

Without fear or condemnation

Expected at the bottom of the standings to get Victor Uembanyama back in the next Draft, the Spurs overturned the odds again last night with their second win in three games (107-98) against Minnesota.

“I didn’t know they were so fearless”Gregg Popovich said after the match. “Maybe you go in and do it when you don’t really know what you’re doing. We just played. »

Despite getting 19 points from Karl-Anthony Towns in the first half and 18 from Anthony Edwards in the second half, the Spurs held on for their third meeting in seven days against the Wolves. Despite the lack of rotation, even without Isaiah Roby (illness), San Antonio was able to rely on the leaders, including Keldon Johnson, who finished with 25 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds and a career high in assists.

“We didn’t have players, but we are a family. We believe in each other. Right now we have injuries and Blake [Wesley] He was also injured during the game. But we continued to fight, we continued to play as a team.” Keldon Johnson reacted at the press conference. “It’s tough, but when you see the team succeed, the guys we’ve been working with all summer, succeed in the big games, it’s a lot of fun. »

Stainless culture

The Spurs, who were down early against the Hornets at home for “Opening Night,” have since made just one misstep against the Wolves in Minnesota. While big teams like the Warriors, Wolves or Clippers are still in the full adjustment phase, the young Spurs don’t ask questions. They are going!

“It says a lot about the leadership on the team, starting with Pop and with a lot of veterans that are part of it as well. Everyone is really dedicated.” Appreciates Doug McDermott. “It’s the same off the field, on the field, and the way we play together. Regardless of who is on the pitch, we will always play the Spurs style of play. »

The McBuckets, who scored 23 points in 25 minutes off the bench after a big game, go further. The veteran sniper enjoys the Texans’ collegiate basketball.

“When you have a good culture, it translates on the ground. As a 30-year-old who has already played for six or seven teams, I’ve never had so much fun. It’s a real pleasure to be a part of this team. »

Shots It bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Turn off Def Early p.d bp Int CT party Points
Keldon Johnson 7 33.5 45.5 43.5 80.0 0.6 4.9 5.4 4.1 2.9 1.3 0.1 1.7 23.9
Devin Vassell 4 32.5 40.9 39.4 75.0 0.3 4.8 5.0 4.5 1.0 1.3 0.0 1.3 19.8
Jakob Poeltl 7 29.4 66.1 0.0 58.6 4.3 7.1 11.4 3.7 2.1 0.7 0.9 2.0 14.1
Tre Jones 7 31.0 37.8 37.5 90.6 1.1 2.9 4.0 5.3 2.3 1.3 0.3 2.3 13.0
Doug McDermott 7 20.9 43.9 45.2 83.3 0.4 2.0 2.4 1.6 0.7 0.0 0.3 2.0 11.7
Josh Richardson 6 24.4 48.0 45.2 100.0 0.2 2.5 2.7 3.7 1.3 1.0 0.2 1.8 11.7
Zach Collins 7 16.2 57.1 46.2 57.1 1.4 2.4 3.9 2.9 1.9 0.6 1.3 3.1 8.3
Jeremy Sochan 6 23.5 46.7 23.5 40.0 1.0 3.3 4.3 2.0 1.2 0.8 0.5 2.8 8.0
Blake Wesley 2 11.7 66.7 66.7 50.0 0.5 0.5 1.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 8.0
Joshua Primo 4 23.3 34.6 25.0 77.8 0.5 2.8 3.3 4.5 2.8 0.3 0.5 2.0 7.0
Keita Bates-diop 7 10.1 54.5 28.6 100.0 0.6 1.0 1.6 0.4 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.6 6.6
Malachi Branham 1 19.0 14.3 25.0 100.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 5.0
Romeo Langford 4 14.9 43.8 0.0 50.0 1.3 0.8 2.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.5 3.8
Isaiah Roby 5 10.4 42.9 33.3 33.3 0.6 1.8 2.4 1.2 0.4 1.0 0.4 0.8 3.0
Gorqui Dieng 4 6.9 37.5 16.7 0.0 1.0 1.3 2.3 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.3 1.8

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