San Antonio Spurs dominated the Houston Rockets in a 123- 105 win. Jakob Poeltl which been criticized for not going strong to the rim every time had chances made his presence felt early on.
Houston has some success in a super small ball line up but had no answers against the Spurs. Jakob Poeltl has 14 points, missed only one shot also added 12 rebounds. The big man locks down the paint area for the Rockets team. They also limit the opponent into 105 points who played without James Harden and Eric Gordon.
Other Spurs three starters are in double figures led by DeMar DeRozan with 23 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. The Spurs guard calmly sinks his shot in the midrange and taking the ball aggressively to the rim. Lonnie Walker had 12 points who still struggling with his shooting but added 7 rebounds. Dejounte Murray got 11 points and 7 assists, while Derrick White has 7 points.
The big story is Keldon Johnson having another career-high with 24 points and 12 rebounds. The big body Johnson also perfect from the arc with three shots, having efficient game shooting at 8 of 12 while guarding the former MVP Russell Westbrook.
Off the bench, Rudy Gay and Marco Belinelli have 13 each.
The Spurs shoots 40% (13/33) from the arc compared to Rockets 29% (24/48). With a seven-foot-tall on the floor, Spurs outrebounded the Rockets 59-37.