Up until now, Victor Wembanyama had been a clutch player, but without much impact on the game and it was against his idol Kevin Durant’s Suns. The atypical Spurs pivot scored 38 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
After the robbery of two days ago, the Spurs met up with the Suns again tonight in the NBA. The latter were keen to exact revenge on San Antonio, who had inflicted a surprising defeat on them by only leading on the last possession with one second to go. But Phoenix, despite the return of Devin Booker (31 pts) and the presence of Kevin Durant (28 pts), lost again (131-121). The Suns were the first major victim of the Victor Wembanyama wall. The 19-year-old pivot, hitherto intermittent, weighed in throughout a game for the first time. He compiled 38 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks.
With four minutes remaining and the two teams tied at 116-116, he took matters into his own hands, scoring 10 points on 100% shooting. Despite this fine first performance, Victor Wembanyama refuses to pull the wool over his eyes.“Every game, we try to find the best place to hurt.Today it might have been this way, tomorrow it’ll be someone else. That’s how great teams work” Wemby reacts. In any case, his coach Gregg Popovich is under his spell. “He’s a multi-faceted player. He’ll find the player who stands out.He has confidence in himself. He’s done some incredible things. It makes for a very good combination,” he says.
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