Wembanyama powers the Spurs with a triple-double for the team’s first win on the Rodeo Road Trip.
SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs picked up a road win in Toronto, beating the Raptors 122-99. The Spurs snapped their seven-game losing skid and are now 1-3 start on the Rodeo Road Trip.
Victor Wembanyama recorded a triple-double with 27 points, 10 blocks, and 14 rebounds. Jeremy Sochan had 16 points and six rebounds. Cedi Osman added five points off the bench. Devin Vassell recorded 25 points in the win. Tre Jones added seven points and ten assists.
The Spurs are 11-43 on the season and will next visit the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.
Here’s a sample of what the teams said after the game.
Coach Gregg Popovich:
“He did a little bit of everything. Obviously, he’s (Wembanyama) an all-around talented player. Has a great feel for the game. It shows in a variety of ways. Whether it’s passing or making decisions, blocking shots, it doesn’t matter.”
“I think he’s (Vassell) gotten to another level where he’s got supreme confidence in his ability to make something happen offensively, whether it’s making the decision to drive it instead of shooting three. How to involve his teammates.”
“For some reason, we felt great today. Had some rhythm. Started the game strong. I guess it’s just the NBA. We have ups and downs. It’s just days when you feel like it. We got to play off of this as well.”
“I feel like we fed off of Vic (Wembanyama) and we came out on both ends of the floor. Knocking down threes, blocking shots. He was just all over the place. Passing the ball. He was really carrying us through the first quarter. Jeremy (Sochan) was playing tremendous defense going against Scottie (Barnes).”
“The way we were all together just on the defensive end and getting out and running was huge. It just shows when we’re playing together like that, we’re just connected and making shots and getting stops we can be a great team.”
Coach Darko Rajakovic and Grady Dick:
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