In a frenetic back-and-forth contest, the Spurs came out on top behind a strong performance from their leading scorer, DeMar DeRozan. For the night, DeRozan tallied 38 points (while shooting 12 for 13 from the charity stripe) Dejounte Murray added 22 while grabbing 14 rebounds, and Patty Mills continued his hot streak from downtown, scoring 21 including 5 for 8 on three pointers.
Here’s everything DeRozan did last night:
38 PTS for @DeMar_DeRozan as the @spurs win their 3rd in a row! #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/oaTQnhLqPW— NBA (@NBA) January 10, 2021
And by everything number 10 did last night, I mean he did everything. Here, DeRozan threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Timberwolves including a behind-the-back dribble, an opposite side of the glass circus shot, and an and-one:
how... just how? @DeMar_DeRozan | #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/JpuBtuF9aK— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 10, 2021
Jakob Poeltl started this sequence with a block, Murray pushed the ball down the court, and DeRozan stopped! Hammer time:
OH MAMA! @DeMar_DeRozan dunked on everybody!!#GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/onkIjrxRfi— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 10, 2021
Keldon Johnson skyed for a board and looked like while he was in midair that he would slam the rim into the depths of Minnesota but instead landed on earth and coolly made a put-back:
✌️ words...— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 10, 2021
Big. Body. pic.twitter.com/guYXlWa3T6
It’s two games in a row now that Johnson has found LaMarcus Aldridge down low for an easy basket:
KJ ➡️ LA @aldridge_12 | #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/lNKS4ckTLL— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 10, 2021
Here, Rudy Gay and Patty Mills made their long distance connection look oh so easy:
Quick work going coast to coast @RudyGay ➡️ @Patty_Mills | #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/aHLoTavCkQ— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 10, 2021
And finally, the full game highlights:
Next up, the Spurs probably don’t even need turn-down service because they’re staying in town to take on the Timberwolves again Sunday, January 10, 2021.