The Spurs almost pulled off a heist on the short-handed Hornets. Alas, they fell short despite a great fourth quarter push by DeMar DeRozan and Derrick White. DeRozan led all scorers with 28 points on 11 for 16 shooting. White poured in 21 points while Jakob Poeltl pulled down 11 boards and swatted shot attempts to the tune of 4 blocks for the night.
Derrick White was hot from downtown, hitting 5 out of 9 three pointers to help the Spurs mount that almost-comeback against the Hornets:
D3RRICK gets us started tonight!#GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/NiFAtUXsxv— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 23, 2021
Lonnie Walker IV got a tough bucket after floating through the lane and flicking the ball in:
That's TUFF, @lonniewalker_4 pic.twitter.com/Lf61Q2Hpox— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 23, 2021
Jakob Poeltl did what he does best, swatting and rejecting shots:
OKAY JAK B! pic.twitter.com/XLAxwLrg5D— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 23, 2021
DeMar DeRozan has a treasure trove of offensive moves, and this swing through floater in the lane was just another thing of beauty:
Battling down the stretch!@DeMar_DeRozan | #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/WhsAtINnXm— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 23, 2021
Derrick White facilitated the Spurs’ 4th quarter push with timely threes and this pretty reverse layup:
DERRICK. WHITE. pic.twitter.com/S1aqbkdee4— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 23, 2021
What can DeMar DeRozan say after this high-arcing, and-1 shot other than “You’re welcome.”
My goodness, @DeMar_DeRozan #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/GrZlbibqMf— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 23, 2021
And last but never least, the full game highlights:
Next up, the Spurs remain at home to take on the L.A. Clippers on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.