Wembanyama Leads Spurs to 122-115 Overtime Victory Over Nets

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The San Antonio Spurs, led by Victor Wembanyama‘s stellar performance, ended their three-game losing streak with a 122-115 overtime victory against the Brooklyn Nets during Sunday’s NBA action. Wembanyama’s impact was felt across the board, contributing significantly in the overtime period to ensure a win for the Spurs.

“I love it,” Wembanyama said. “I think those moments are where we progress the most, where we get better rather than any other moment in the game. So, it’s really, really enjoyable, especially when we win.”

Wembanyama, the 7-foot-4 rookie center, notched up 33 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, and seven blocks, marking his 36th double-double in 60 games. His performance was crucial in pushing the Spurs past the Nets, who were powered by Cam Thomas with 31 points.

“They made some clutch shots,” Brooklyn coach Kevin Ollie noted. “They made the right plays when you just kind of (need) to make the right plays. They did an unbelievable job.”

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A key moment came when Wembanyama blocked a layup attempt by Dennis Schroder, keeping the Spurs within a point. He then capitalized on an alley-oop dunk, assisted by Devin Vassell, to give San Antonio a lead they would not relinquish in overtime.

“Dev made the perfect read, and it just shows our progress,” Wembanyama stated, highlighting the teamwork that led to the victory.

Vassell and Keldon Johnson also had significant contributions, with 25 points and eight assists, and 24 points, respectively. Their performances, alongside Wembanyama’s dominance, underscored a collective effort that was too much for the Nets.

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Despite the loss, the Nets showed resilience, with contributions from Schroder and Mikal Bridges, but they could not overcome the Spurs’ momentum in overtime. The game was a part of San Antonio’s strategy to expand their fan base, playing in Austin to sold-out crowds.

“Every win is important,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich remarked, emphasizing the value of each victory, regardless of location.

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Popovich also teased that the Spurs will play in Paris next season, adding an international flavor to their upcoming schedule. Meanwhile, the Nets face challenges ahead as they strive to secure a spot in the play-in tournament, with Brooklyn coach Ollie acknowledging the team’s effort and determination despite the setback.

“There’s always steps,” Wembanyama reflected on the season, emphasizing the importance of continual progress and development.

As the Spurs and Nets prepare for their next games, with San Antonio hosting Dallas and Brooklyn facing New Orleans, both teams look to build on their experiences from Sunday’s electrifying matchup.

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