Down by 22 points late in the third quarter, the Spurs found their way to keep in close at the fourth. With less than two minutes left Lonnie found at his own way to score 8 points straight to tie the game. A pair of three and a dunk in transition. Lonnie is the one who defends James Harden in all possessions in the final minutes which he forced to take two long threes both misses. The game went into double overtime which the Spurs win 135-133.
Jakob Poeltl and DeMar DeRozan had a huge help to secure the win. First, it was Poeltl who blocked Harden layup before went to the first overtime. Trey Lyles had forced the former MVP into an offensive foul.
The big man from Austria shut down the paint that force the Rockets to missed a lot near the rim.
While DeMar DeRozan helps Walker to score in overtime. He also converted two free throws to give the Spurs a one-point lead. Until his clutch defense to James Harden who drew an offensive charge.
The Spurs for the first time came back from the largest deficit this season. With Walker’s relentless attack and energy, he keeps the team hopes high. He had 19 points in that fourth quarter on which they limited the Rockets into 18 points. It’s all about his confidence to prove Coach Popovich how much his worth. Walker the best game of his career had 28 points, 4 of seven from three. Most importantly the excellent defense he had on James Harden who limits to five points in double overtime.
This could be a start of consistent minutes for the Spurs future. This game is good enough warranty that he can play against elite competition.