With the second game of the season, the San Antonio Spurs hasn’t figured out how to manage turnovers. The good thing is they again came on top with the clutch situation. As DeMar DeRozan take a clutch shot with 5 seconds left in the regulation. They passed the Washington Wizards with 124- 122 win. The Spurs had a balanced attack with four of their starting five scored in double figures. LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 and 9, DeRozan had 26 points, Dejounte Murray had first double-doubles of the season with 18 points and 10 boards. Bryn Forbes continues to contribute on his own added 16 points. The bench had a usual contribution with 34 points, led by Derrick White with 10.
The game played closed all game long with the Wizard leading late in the fourth. The former Spur Davis Bertans had 23 points without missing seven field goals. While the Spurs get inside with Aldridge and came to DeRozan in final seconds.
The Spurs two wins is against the two low key teams in Eastern Conference who without their best player John Wall. But this is a good sign for the team that they can win in big moments and most of all they can get a stop to seal the game.
The team shows that they can rely on every one of them. DeRozan who had a bad first half last time around made a statement to his doubters. Again Popovich went to his man that can make a play for himself or can make his teammates better.
With Dejounte need a limited minute he still able to contribute with his usual things. Played on both ends off the court. He had a little upset about this playing time he gets but he always knows that the Spurs is just taking him to be in his best form. The two of them with Derrick White sealed the game when they challenged Brandley Beal in the final possession where White caught him up with the block.
The Spurs had a lot to work out but they already had a good start. The athleticism that they lacked last season was completed by these young guys of Murray and White. They had a tough schedule ahead that they can use these two games to get them better. The real challenge is the best teams hype in the West.