The Spurs played hard — the Spurs played well. And their effort was rewarded with a win against the Mavericks. DeMar DeRozan had his fingerprints all over this game with not only the game winning shot but also leading all players with 33 points and 8 assists. Dejounte Murray poured in 25 points with 4 steals on the defensive end.
DeMar DeRozan was masterful this game. He played big minutes, carried the scoring load alongside Murray, and set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.
Here, DeRozan weaved his way through tight traffic for this pretty lay-in:
Not as clumsy or random as iso-ball; an elegant ball movement for a more civilized age.
Jakob Poeltl went dining out on Dejounte Murray’s dime:
After only managing 1 block in the last 3 games, Blockab Poeltl came roaring back by registering 4 blocks for this game:
Three swats and counting for Blockob pic.twitter.com/NHB7w6ckxe— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 12, 2021
Someone may have told Derrick White that Manu Ginobili was watching the game (more on that later), and White obliged with his best Ginobili impression:
Lonnie Walker absolutely has regard for human life except maybe here when he totally had no regard for anyone standing between him and the rim:
Game. Horse. Jenga. Jumanji. Expecto Patronum.
Not watching every single Spurs game (especially if they’re in the middle of a five-game losing streak) doesn’t make you a bad fan, but Manu Ginobili is not exactly your typical Spurs fan:
If you missed the thrilling, cathartic win, here are the full game highlights:
Next up, the Spurs head out to Orlando for a quick match up against the Magic in the second game of a back-to-back.