Last night the San Antonio Spurs were led by second year standout Derrick White. As he has already established himself in this series and on the Spurs roster, the young guard had his NBA career high scoring in the first half.
His 26 points during the first 24 minutes put him in a category previously limited to two past players whose names resonate with Spurs fans, NBA fans, and almost anyone who knows the best players of the last two decades.
Derrick White joins Tim and Tony in an elite Spurs single-half scoring category. pic.twitter.com/ZnIthtITzs— J.R. Wilco (@jollyrogerwilco) April 19, 2019
In addition to White’s big night, Rudy Gay had his first career playoff double-double and DeMar DeRozan had a 19 point third quarter after being limited to four points in the first half.
But Thursday was really about the continued coming out party for #4.
Timmy, Tony and Derrick.
I think I’ll rewrite the lyrics to the David Allan Coe outlaw country great “Willie, Waylon, and Me” into “Timmy, Tony, and Me” for Derrick to warm up to.
[Speaking of outlaw country, my band is hitting the stage tonight at 9:00 p.m. There’s a 50% chance I’ll be wearing a Derrick White jersey.]
What was your favorite Derrick White moment last night? I know, I know, too many to chose just one. But play along anyway.
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