The San Antonio Spurs officially kicked off the new NBA season on Wednesday. Jeremy Suchan had a solid performance and came close to recording a double-double. The entire basketball world was alive with the debut of Victor Wimpanyama.
Getty Images/Pictured: Jeremy Suchan (centre)
Wednesday’s game in San Antonio attracted a lot of attention. Frost Bank Center was filled to capacity, with nearly 19,000 fans in the stands, and the broadcast was carried by national broadcaster ESPN. This was Victor Wimpanyama’s NBA debut and everyone wanted to see it.
The Frenchman, who was selected first in the draft and is expected to have a great career, had issues with fouls in his debut and as a result, coach Gregg Popovich gave him just 23 minutes.
The 19-year-old scored 15 points during this time, hitting 6 out of 9 shots from the field. He also recorded five rebounds and committed five of the team’s 19 turnovers.
After a successful first half, the San Antonio Spurs performed worse in the second half and were eventually forced to acknowledge the superiority of the Dallas Mavericks, who were led by the great Luka Doncic to victory.
With just over two minutes left, the score was 117-115 in favor of Tottenham. However, the Mavericks responded with a 9-2 run, eventually winning 126-119. Kyrie Irving and Doncic scored the key shots. The Slovenian shot a ball from beyond the arc 30 seconds before the end, deciding the result of the match.
In his first appearance of the 2023/2024 season, Luka completed a triple-double, scoring 33 points, grabbing 13 rebounds and providing 10 assists. The aforementioned Irving added 22 points.
The only Polish representative in the NBA, Jeremy Suchan, started Wednesday’s match in the top five and opened the scoring by scoring from under the basket. Ultimately, in nearly 30 minutes, he had 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists. He almost had a double-double. He also had an interception, three turnovers and four fumbles. He made 4 of 12 attempts from the field (2/4 for three) and 3 of 6 free throws.
San Antonio Spurs – Dallas Mavericks 119:126 (43:36, 25:28, 23:32, 28:30)
(Vassell 23, Johnson 17, Jones 16 – Doncic 33, Irving 22, Hardaway Jr. 17, Williams 17)
They have a 5-0 record. As the only team in the league!
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