The San Antonio Spurs celebrated a 123: 111 start-to-finish victory against the Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association (NBA) on Thursday (local time). They were never behind for over 48 minutes. Jakob Pöltl had nine points and rebounds as well as seven assists and two blocks in 29:37 minutes.
The first of two duels between the two teams within 48 hours was a clear affair for the five-time NBA champion. Dejounte Murray had scored the first basket after 23 seconds from a distance, as a result, the Spurs did not give up the lead. “We found our way into the game straight away. Super team play with 32 assists and even distribution of points ”, stated Pöltl.
Derrick White (23), Lonnie Walker IV (21) and Murray (20) were the Texans’ top scorers. At Denver, Nikola Jokic wrote triple double digits for the fifth time in the game year. The Serbian center recorded 22 points, 13 rebounds and ten assists.
Meanwhile, LeBron James is only the fifth player to have 100 triple doubles in his NBA career. He succeeds his teammates Russell Westbrook (189), Oscar Robertson (181), Earvin “Magic” Johnson (138) and Jason Kidd (107). Despite 20 points, eleven assists and ten rebounds from the superstar, the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Memphis Grizzlies with 95: 108. Utah Jazz celebrated their sixth victory in a row with 118: 96 in the Philadelphia 76ers.
San Antonio Spurs (9 Punkte, 9 Rebounds, 7 Assists in 29:37 Minuten von Jakob Pöltl) – Denver Nuggets 123:111, Philadelphia 76ers – Utah Jazz 96:118, Memphis Grizzlies – Los Angeles Lakers 108:95.