Wemby started the first quarter well and closed the last quarter even better; However, due to bad problems, his minutes on the court were reduced to 23, the last period in which he had the best productivity, scoring 9 of the 15 goals he finished the night.
The first game of the official season for Victor Wembanyama It turned out to be more complicated than expected and the French power forward was left with the bitter taste of defeat for San Antonio Spurs against the Dallas Mavericks.
The eyes and referees of the NBA, as has been the case since the arrival of the French star in the United States, in the jersey 1 of the Texans who started the game a little slow in the San Antonio arena.
Wemby He started the first quarter well and closed the last quarter well; However, due to bad problems, his minutes on the court were reduced to 23, the last period in which he had the best productivity, scoring 9 of the 15 goals he finished the night.
In the opening quarter and after receiving a standing ovation, Wemby He played 7 minutes where he added 6 points, two boards and 1 assist. Overall, he was 2-3 from the field, 2-3 from the arc and didn’t go to the free-kick line.
The second and third quarters are the wisest for Wembywho soon got into foul trouble after adding his fourth in the third, so coach Gregg Popovich decided to remove him from the floor.
In the nine minutes played between the two periods (second and third), the Frenchman had no points, one rebound and no assists.
When the Mavs got back on the scoreboard and took the lead, Pop returned Wemby to the floor with seven minutes left, where the hopes of the Spurs’ victory grew when In the flesh He made two dunks, hit a triple and made a field goal to add nine points to the local cause; He also missed a free throw that could have been a three-point play.
The Spurs and their fans did not have another European star, Luka Doncic, who in two games, one defensive and one offensive, sealed the advantage and made the prediction of the victory of Jason Kidd’s team. Doncic had a triple-double with 33 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.
At 19 years old, Wemby has a lot to learn and develop, adapt to his team and adapt his teammates to him; However, and despite the loss in his first game, the future for him and San Antonio looks very promising and attractive.