Finally, Spurs basketball is back.
Four months of layoff due to coronavirus disease and the Spurs back with their first scrimmage game against the Bucks. Even it’s a loss the Spurs show up on defense against the NBA’s best team. They shut down the perimeter in the first half on which forces the Milwaukee to run in the transition to get some opportunities. With the new faces on the starting unit for San Antonio Spurs who coached by Becky Hammon while Popovich served as an assistant to the sideline with the mask.
The Spurs starting five was looking good initially with Dejounte Murray, Lonnie Walker, Derrick White, DeMar DeRozan, and Jakob Poeltl. These group balanced their offensive attack while excelled on defense.
One of the great things is Lonnie Walker’s game. He made two corners three in the third quarter with a good ball movement before the Bucks made their own run. When the Bucks had been a trouble to guard their man, Walker quickly attacks the lane. His two dishes to Jakob Poeltl comes from his aggressiveness.
Walker leads the Spurs with his 14 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists.
He gives the Spurs flexibility to switch on defense with him on the court. This could be a good thing to start with more minutes to come. Walker is playing well when he gets his momentum and familiarity with his teammates.
The Spurs will play on Saturday the second scrimmage game against the Brooklyn Nets.