The last night in Texas basketball blog will recap each game played by the Texas NBA teams throughout this NBA season. The Spurs have Wemby, Luka is still doing Luka Magic in Dallas, and the Rockets have hope for the first time since James Harden left town. It’s time for Texas to rule the NBA again.
Last night in Texas basketball: the Spurs top Suns in a thriller primetime matchup that went down to the last six seconds of the game. If you’re a Spurs fan you’re riding high after not leading the game AT ALL until the last 1.6 seconds. Wemby looked good, and they beat a Finals favorite team on the road in Phoenix.
At one point late in the first half, the Spurs were down 20 points and giving up three after three to Grayson Allen. I wouldn’t think that’s the way you would prefer the Suns to be beating your favorite team. The Spurs closed the gap to around 10 towards the end of the third quarter and beginning of the fourth quarter.
Kevin Durant was fairly tame finishing with a 26/2/7 stat line which is not sounding many alarms when you play him. The Suns were also without Devin Booker and Bradley Beal for like the 10th time in four games to begin the season. Seems like a recipe for success for the Spurs.
In the last five minutes of the game, the Spurs continued to narrow the Suns lead and hang within five points with 50 seconds to go. Wemby had a putback dunk with just six seconds left on the clock and then chaos ensued.
The Suns basically didn’t send any help to Durant and never called a timeout. It was truly a baffling moment where the Suns handed the Spurs the game with just one second left in the game. It was a strong win for the Spurs as they topped the Suns in a thriller.
San Antonio Spurs Top Performer Last Night
For the first time this season the Spurs top performer last night will not be Devin Vassell. Congrats to Keldon Johnson for winning this award for last night as he put up 27/3/4 and the game winning layup.
Last night in Texas basketball: The Spurs top Suns in a thriller.