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Lonnie Walker IV pilots the Spurs replacements in close loss to the Sixers

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The Spurs probably could have used Shane Footsteps Falco in this game.

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With 3 starters out (not including the injured Derrick White), the Spurs still kept it respectable in their OT loss against the Philadelphia 76ers. Lonnie Walker IV led the team with 23 points coming off the bench, and Rudy Gay notched a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Keldon Johnson, the only holdover starter for the night, poured in 19 points along with 3 steals. In contrast to the loss to the Celtics, the good guys came out stronger in the second half and almost stole this one.

Keldon Johnson bowled down the court off of a turnover for the two-handed slam:

Welcome to the River Walk, Gorgui Dieng! We got fun and games; we got everything you want like a Dave & Busters off of I-410.

Keldon Johnson with the nice seam pass finds Drew Eubanks for the quick dunk:

Good . . . Good. Use your aggressive feelings, Tall Luka, let the extra minutes flow through you:

Mountain Drew taking his shot at posterizing Danny Green (more on that later):

Oh, later is now. Here, Lonnie Walker received a nice bounce pass from Dieng and hung in the air for a long bit as he went lefty for the slam while taking a shot in the face from Green no less.

It’s easy to forget (for me at least) that Danny Green is on a mini Robert Horry-like journey to collect championship rings. We miss ya, El Verde. Good luck in the Eastern Conference Playoffs!

And last but never least, the full game highlights:

Next up, the Spurs quickly head out to Utah to take on the Jazz on Monday, May 5, 2021.