Spurs 122-115 Nets (Mar 17, 2024) Game Recap

Spurs Triumph Over Nets in Thrilling 122-115 Victory on March 17, 2024

In a thrilling overtime victory on Sunday night, Victor Wembanyama led the San Antonio Spurs to a win against the Brooklyn Nets, breaking their three-game losing streak with a final score of 122-115. Wembanyama, a standout with 33 points and 16 rebounds, showcased his skills against Brooklyn’s Cam Thomas, who also had an impressive game with 31 points.

Wembanyama didn’t stop there; he also contributed seven assists and seven blocks, marking his 36th double-double in just 60 games. His performance is notable, with five games achieving at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks, and five assists. One of the game’s pivotal moments came when Wembanyama executed an alley-oop dunk and then blocked Dennis Schroder’s layup attempt, securing the Spurs’ lead at 116-115 with only 38 seconds left on the clock.

Schroder, despite his efforts, ended the game with 19 points, while Mikal Bridges added 14 points, including a crucial three in overtime. Keldon Johnson’s three-pointer, with just over a minute left in regulation, pushed the Spurs ahead 110-107. This shot was part of a 17-4 run, with Wembanyama contributing four points to tie the game.

The game reached a tense moment when Schroder’s three-pointer tied the score at 110 with 16 seconds left, following missed shots by Vassell and Wembanyama that could have clinched the game for the Spurs. The Spurs’ two-game stint in Austin was part of an effort to expand their financial reach and fan base, playing in front of sell-out crowds and setting a Moody Center attendance record.

The Nets faced the challenge without Ben Simmons, sidelined due to back surgery. With a record of 26-41, Brooklyn is still fighting for a spot in the play-in tournament, trailing behind Atlanta. The Spurs, with a 15-53 record, are aiming to avoid matching their worst season record.

Brooklyn started and ended the game strong, but San Antonio managed to close the gap each time. Thomas’s early 11 points gave the Nets a lead, but he was unable to score in overtime. Despite struggling with three-pointers, San Antonio tied the game at 31, responding to Brooklyn’s runs with resilience.

Wembanyama’s early performance, improving from his previous game against Denver, was a key factor in the Spurs’ victory. Looking ahead, the Nets will host New Orleans, while the Spurs will face Dallas, both games scheduled for Tuesday night. This win adds an exciting chapter to the Spurs’ season, highlighting Wembanyama’s growing impact in the NBA.