The San Antonio Spurs continued their profitable methods with a 120-97 victory over the Orlando Magic (17-37) on the Amway Heart on Monday evening.
The victory comes after the Spurs earned a win in Dallas on a last-second shot by DeMar DeRozan simply 24 hours earlier.
“We began a bit sluggish, however they took it severely and revered their opponent,” Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich mentioned. “Orlando is in a tricky spot proper now, however they’re making an attempt.”
Listed below are three standout moments from the sport:
Eubanks fills some large footwear
With the Spurs’ large man rotation in flux, Drew Eubanks got here up large for the silver and black on Monday evening. He got here off the bench to attain 10 factors and 10 rebounds in simply 19 minutes of motion.
“I really feel like I’ve the bodily instruments and the athletic skill to do this each evening,” Eubanks mentioned. “It’s extra so simply holding my head in it and focusing and convey that very same vitality each evening. I really feel like 10 and 10 could possibly be the minimal for me on any given evening.”
Walker’s return is noticeable
Lonnie Walker returned to the lineup on Sunday evening after lacking 9 video games with a wrist harm and his prolonged time away from recreation motion has turn into noticeable for the Spurs however in a great way.
Monday evening noticed him come off the bench to attain 12 factors and shoot 50 p.c from the ground. He shot 2-for-4 from three-point vary and weaved his manner by Orlando’s protection to get buckets for San Antonio, serving to them prolong their lead.
The Spurs led by as many as 30 factors within the recreation, resulting in a simple evening for the starters. DeMar DeRozan scored 19 factors in simply 25 minutes of motion, whereas Dejounte Murray added 17 factors.
Derrick White chipped in 15 factors for San Antonio, who had six gamers in double figures. The Spurs had each energetic participant rating within the recreation.
The Spurs are actually 26-26 on the season and can return to the courtroom on Wednesday evening after they face the Toronto Raptors at 7 p.m. from Florida.