San Antonio blasted the Rockets at home Friday night with a 126-98 win, the team’s largest of the preseason. The Spurs scored at least 30 points in every quarter and had their best game of the last two weeks from outside the arc, nailing 15-of-39 treys. Dejounte Murray and Derrick White led the way, the former producing 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and the latter putting up 20 points, four assists, six rebounds and two steals.
White kicked things off by taking advantage of a mismatched Alperen Sengun, draining a dribble pull-up from the left wing for the first points of the night. It was an especially promising sight for a team that ranked second-to-last in both pull-up 3-pointer attempts and percentage a season ago. White finished the night going 3-for-7 from deep.
Murray looked sharp from long-range, too, hitting three of his four tries. Murray ended the preseason shooting 40% on 3s, which would be a career-high if it translates to the regular season.
Joshua Primo nearly added another triple. While the rookie had a relatively quiet night with just four points and an assist in seven minutes of playing time, he pulled off one of the best moves of the game with a smooth stepback jumper over Josh Christopher. A toe on the line didn’t make the shot any less impressive but did leave it only counting for two.
Four other Spurs scored double-digit points — Doug McDermott with 16, Devin Vassell with 13, Keldon Johnson with 12 and Drew Eubanks with 10. San Antonio punished Houston in transition, routinely finding wide-open cutters near the rim for dunks and outscoring the Rockets 18-10 on fast breaks.
You can find the full highlights from last night’s game below.