The good guys did not have enough juice to keep up with the Kings despite the Spurs’ starters providing most of the scoring punch. Dejounte Murray led the team with 23 points and had another near triple-double effort with 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Derrick White contributed 19 on 7 for 11 shooting while DeMar DeRozan had 17 points with 8 assists, and Jakob Poeltl notched another double-double with 17 points and 11 boards.
Dejounte Murray’s night got off to a scorching start, scoring 21 in the first half, and though he only scored 2 the rest of the way, he managed have an impact with his rebounding and assists:
Keldon Johnson successfully completed the Matt Bonner Challenge before the game — not an easy feat.
Wide receiver routes look pretty cool on a basketball court. Here, Drew Eubanks ran a go/seam route toward the basket and Dejounte Murray found him deep for two:
DeMar DeRozan demonstrated a little euro-step and a lot of finesse to get to the basket for a reverse, backwards, wrong-handed layup:
It seems like Jakob Poeltl is always in the right place at the right time to block a shot, grab a rebound, or clean up someone else’s attempt with a follow-up jam. Jam on, Jakob. Jam on.
Drew Eubanks skying high for this alley oop from Rudy Gay gave the Spurs a burst in the fourth quarter when they almost turned the game around in their favor:
And last but never least, the full-game highlights:
Next up, the Spurs look to redeem themselves with an immediate rematch against the Kings on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.