Wrapping up their fifth game in seven nights (aka: FIGASENI), the Spurs showed some resiliency against the Milwaukee Bucks. Without the services of Dejounte Murray and Patty Mills — and one game after KJ’s career night — the Spurs had another youngster step up with his own career night. Lonnie Walker IV scored 31 on 13 for 21 shooting while DeMar DeRozan notched another double-double with 22 points and 13 assists.
Lonnie Walker also capped his stellar night with 5 three pointers, 6 boards, and 2 steals. This Spurs team is as deep as the Mariana Trench, and you don’t need David Attenborough to tell you that any one of these Spurs having a career night means that the good guys have a puncher’s chance against any team in the league.
THERE IT IS!! IV hit another for a career-best 31 with 3min to go! https://t.co/RkNnjGLyu7— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 21, 2021
Here, Walker takes a flick pass from Keldon Johnson and shows off his soft touch around the basket:
Derrick White had the defense wrapped around his fingers as he prodded and probed for this nice wraparound pass to Jakob Poeltl:
DeMar DeRozan has so many different moves to get to the basket that video game controllers will need an extra button just to have all the possible combinations needed to cover all of his moves.
This spin move off the wrong foot with his left hand for a layup with his back to the basket can be performed if you press up up down down left right left right B A select start:
Jakob Poeltl could be Spider-Man’s next villain: Blockob Poeltl.
Blockob Poeltl, Blockob Poeltl!
Does whatever a center can.
Defends opposing players any size,
Swats shot attempts, just like flies.
Look out! Here comes Blockob Poeltl!
Many observers agree that Keldon Johnson’s drives to the basket are like a bull in a china shop, but a bull can’t stop on a dime like this right in front of the basket:
Keldon scored our first 8 PTS in the 4th pic.twitter.com/rLDE940wdb— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 21, 2021
Here’s a compilation video encompassing everything Walker did well on Saturday night:
And last but never least, the full game highlights:
Next up, the Spurs return to the confines of the AT&T Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, March 22, 2021.