The Spurs could not keep up with the Portland Trail Blazers as the Trail Blazers bullied the good guys offensively. DeMar DeRozan had 20 points while Lonnie Walker IV poured in 18 points and 8 rebounds.
For five of the last seven games at least, Lonnie Walker IV has shown more confidence in his game. His scoring output has directly coincided with his minutes played, but Spurs fans continually hope that he continues to find a way to make an immediate impact on the game in any minutes that he’s on the floor. Here, Walker shows off his crossover moves and finished with a nice pullup teardrop:
.@lonniewalker_4 in his bag tonight— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) May 9, 2021
18 PTS | 8 REB pic.twitter.com/urym4nlnGX
Mr. Automatic is automatic. Just set DeMar DeRozan on spin cycle and let the man clean the nets:
spin class instructor @DeMar_DeRozan | #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/7YG8oPEvej— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) May 9, 2021
Dejounte Murray’s finishing moves at the basket have been a revolutionary development this season. This pretty reverse layup shows off another one of Murray’s growing repertoire.
sheeeeesh, @DejounteMurray pic.twitter.com/hrKt6wLOEO— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) May 9, 2021
Mountain Drew patiently stayed with the play and then rose up to block this attempt.
DREW DENIAL!— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) May 9, 2021
Highlights never reflect the true flow of the overall game. And boy sometimes I wish they do because this DeRozan thunder dunk would make for a nice reflection of a much needed road win. Alas, the Silver and Black will have to live on to fight another day.
OH MY DEMAR pic.twitter.com/R4IdmOabDG— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) May 9, 2021
And last but never least, the full game highlights:
Next up, the Spurs return home to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, May 10, 2021.