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Jakob Poeltl hosts his own block party, but the Spurs get burned by the Heat

There’s always tomorrow—literally (against the Pistons).

NBA: Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Despite a close game heading into the fourth quarter, the San antonio Spurs could not quite solve the Miami Heat’s pressure defense and succumbed to another home loss. DeMar DeRozan led the team with 15 points while Derrick White and Dejounte Murray each contributed 13 and 11, respectively. Jakob Poeltl relatively filled out the box score with 8 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 blocks on the defensive end.

Here blocks Blockab Poeltl, Protector of Rims, first of his name, the mother of all lobsters.

And here’s more of Blockab Poeltl doing what his namesake demands:

And another (It was that kind of gritty game you expect between Gregg Popovich and Eric Spoelstra):

Drew Eubanks is to coffee what coffee is to every red-blooded American that needs caffeine: a boost of pure energy:

Here, Patty Mills is still shaking off some of the cobwebs from the brouhaha against the Pacers the other night, but he showed Spurs fans he’s not quitting his day job any time soon for a career with UFC:

Lonnie Walker’s so smooth. He makes difficult things look easy, and he does it with style.

DeMar DeRozan threading that needle through a web of arms to get the ball to Drew Eubanks:

The Tottenham Hotspurs (along with a dozen other powerhouse fútbol clubs) almost left the Premier League for a “Super League” that was formed to allow Batman and Superman to play soccer all day against a Justice League comprised of David Beckham and Megan Rapinoe. OK I do follow soccer (i.e., World Cup and Euro) but not religiously. That being said, while our cousins across the pond were conspiring to upend their version of the “Beautiful Game,” our faithful friendly neighborhood Spurs flashed their own patented Beautiful Game with this gorgeous ball movement. Yes, more of this please:

And last but never least, the full game highlights:

Next up, the Spurs keep it home and immediately take on the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, April 22, 2021.