San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama scored 9 of his 21 factors within the fourth quarter to power additional time towards the Houston Rockets (0-2) Friday evening at AT&T Heart.
Wembanyama, 19, added 4 extra factors in OT to seal the primary win of his NBA profession. The French phenom solely had eight factors by the primary three quarters earlier than taking up on each ends. He additionally recorded three blocks and two steals.
The primary total choose of the latest draft resides as much as the unbelievable hype, however Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has executed an incredible job surrounding him with the best items.
Devin Vassell scored a team-high 25 factors for San Antonio, Keldon Johnson added a 20-piece, and Jeremy Sochan and Cedi Osman every put up 14 factors.
Rockets put up a valiant effort with six gamers in double-digit scoring, together with all 5 starters: Alperen Sengun (25), Fred VanVleet (24), Jalen Inexperienced (22), Dillon Brooks (17) and Jabari Smith Jr. (13).
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Throughout preseason and the season opener, a loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Wemby didn’t struggle on the boards a lot, however this time racked up 12 rebounds.
His three-point capturing, nonetheless, took an enormous dip. He shot 0-for-6 from deep and an total 7-for-19 from the sector towards Houston.
Wemby, to his credit score, deserted the pictures from past the arc when he noticed they weren’t falling and as a substitute attacked the basket with nice success down the ultimate stretch of the competition.
Spurs go to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, whereas Rockets host the Golden State Warriors.