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Even San Antonio Spurs losses are thrilling to observe within the Victor Wembanyama period.
The Spurs misplaced 129-120 to the Sacramento Kings Friday night time as Wembanyama led the group and wowed followers with 27 factors.
The Spurs have now misplaced seven straight video games.
De’Aaron Fox matched his career high of 43 factors as he led the Kings within the win.
Regardless of his group’s struggles, Wembanyama impressed followers early. The highest choose of the 2023 draft completed the primary half with 16 factors and three rebounds on 7-of-14 taking pictures.
Followers have been impressed by a last-minute alley-oop, throughout which Wembanyama’s head almost collided with the backboard.
NBA TV @NBATV
TOUGH end from Wemby on the lob! 💪 pic.twitter.com/rd1vtWbfeU
Smack Water (Cake ahh nigga) @Juice_Lowery
Wemby an actual life alien catching an oop stumbling off the display screen on the nook of the glass is wild!
Adam King @Adamking91
That end by Wemby was insane. As quickly because the Spurs be taught the place to place the ball, it’ll be enjoyable.
Him Duncan🔑 @KingKe3_
You possibly can throw Wemby the ball wherever for a lob and he is catching it that is so insane
Kyle, a Madson @KyleAMadson
If a lob to Victor Wembanyama was an NFL play, groups could be making an attempt to get it banned
Zach Collins made some profitable passes to Wembanyama within the first half, however an absence of Spurs passes to the group’s star rookie had followers calling for a brand new level guard to reach in San Antonio.
b dougherty @CrossoverDoc
zach collins cannot be the one one on the group that may make a cross to wemby . please get an actual level guard @spurs
There y’all go. Simply throw it to the basket for Wemby. Lets not make issues harder than they should be. @spurs
The Spurs trailed the Kings by only one level heading into the fourth quarter as Wembanyama’s attain helped San Antonio stay inside attain of tying.
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
JEREMY ➡️ VICTOR pic.twitter.com/OHgVOqb2wT
Cameron Fields @CameronFields_
The actual fact Wemby introduced the ball up, set the handoff up and executed the slip on the display screen and obtained the dunk…my goodness man what a participant
Andrae Martinez @AndraeMartinez
Man. The issues he’s doing at simply 19 is unreal. Wemby is gonna run this league ahead of later
Wemby goes to be unstoppable quickly. In 3 years he would be the finest participant within the league. I simply hope he stays wholesome.
Some followers complained about Wembanyama’s enjoying time. He recorded half-hour and was benched for stretches of the second half.
CK 10 @Katdaddy23
Wemby has solely performed 25 minutes. Why is Pop solely enjoying him 30 min a sport? He’s on the bench with 25 factors smh
the spurs plus/minus when wemby is on the court docket vs off is unreal. i simply watched the kings chip away at a ten+ level lead whereas he was on the bench 😭
My NBA burner @GGG749998171
When Wemby can begin enjoying 40 minutes a sport it is gonna be a PROBLEM
Wembanyama completed the night time with 12-of-26 taking pictures, together with 2-of-8 from behind the arc. His shot choice in last minutes of his eleventh NBA sport earned criticism from followers.
Zach Rehfuss @zach_rehfuss
Wemby has to work on his contact on put up ups. Swear he simply chucks it on the again board
San Antonio falls to 3-9 with the loss. Wembanyama and the Spurs will struggle to finish the shedding skid as their dwelling swing continues Saturday towards the Memphis Grizzlies.