The Spurs fall to 0-2 in the regular-season versus the Thunder.
SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs could not pick up a win to start their seven-game homestand, losing to the Thunder, 140-115.
The Thunder scored a season-high 140 points on 56.3% field-goal shooting in the win, while the Spurs shot 28% from the three-point line.
Victor Wembanyama recorded 24 points and 12 rebounds. Jeremy Sochan had two points and five rebounds. Keldon Johnson added seven points off the bench. Devin Vassell recorded 21 points in the loss. Tre Jones did not play due to an ankle injury, and Blake Wesley started for him at point guard, scoring 12 points.
The Spurs are 8-36 on the season and will next host the Blazers on Friday night for the first game of a back-to-back.
Here’s a sample of what the teams said after the game.
Coach Gregg Popovich:
“You just keep going. We’ll watch film tomorrow. Look at what you did well. Look at what you did poorly, whether we had won the game tonight or lost the game. It makes no difference. It’s the same procedure the next day. I thought the guys tonight played well in the first half, but the three-point shots really hurt us, and they scored 30 points off our turnovers.”
“I felt great. Thank God for the opportunity. Second career start. I felt great, so I got it. It started with my defense, and it led to my offense. In my first career start, I was a little nervous. I was a rookie. I didn’t know what to expect.”
“I wasn’t matched up against him (Chet Holmgren) the whole game. My first goal is to always to win. In a game like this, I don’t think about that, especially in a loss. I’m trying to turn the ball over less and less and do better passes.”
Coach Mark Daigneault:
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