The Spurs withstood a comeback bid by the Bulls and notched a much needed win. Jakob Poeltl led the team with 20 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blocks while DeMar DeRozan contributed 17 points, 7 assists, and 4 steals. DeRozan, Derrick White, and Dejounte Murray each took turns running the offense and finding buckets for their teammates as seen by Derozan and White handing out seven assists each, and Murray with eight.
Jakob Poeltl did yeoman’s work all night with his interior defense and pick and roll duties. Here, he picked then rolled to the basket where DeMar DeRozan found him for a layup:
Jakob tied for the game-high with 10 PTS! pic.twitter.com/G0jrkpTmxO— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 28, 2021
You wouldn’t like Poeltl when he’s angry. Well, Spurs fans love him when he’s angry and cleaning up down low. Poeltl smash:
DeRozan came, he saw, he rose up, he threw it down. Hammer time:
The Spurs game ended so soon that afterwards I was able to catch “The A-Team” (2010) on basic cable. It’s not the best movie, but it’s not the worst. But I do love it when a plan comes together. Patty Mills’s plan to get DeRozan a clean shot before halftime really came together:
This movement, this ball movement, it’s a beautiful thing. Patty Mills started the sequence by breaking down the defense, dropped it off to a cutting Derrick White, who found Drew Eubanks for a sweet, sweet jam:
And of course—the last course of this satisfying meal, the full game highlights:
Hey, the Spurs are back to winning (at least for one game)! Time to celebrate with an iconic pose with your back turned to a fiery explosion.
And here are a couple of bonus plays from DJ and Devin:
Look at this banker from DJ. Look how high off the glass! What touch. Timmeh would be proud. pic.twitter.com/nraoFw58Dg— J.R. Wilco (@jollyrogerwilco) March 28, 2021
Look at this recovery from Vassell for the block pic.twitter.com/wbjXCQpS45— J.R. Wilco (@jollyrogerwilco) March 28, 2021
Next up, the Spurs continue their long homestand by taking on the Sacramento Kings on Monday, March 29, 2020.