Victor Wembanyama had a great performance and San Antonio Spurs won in Portland

This is his second big performance since coming to the NBA. Victor Wembanyama, who impressed by leading the San Antonio Spurs to a victory over the Suns in Phoenix on November 2 (38 points), had another great game in Portland on Thursday, December 28. With the 19-year-old Frenchman’s 30 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 blocks, the Texan team defeated the Trail Blazers 105-118.

He was rescued by “Wemby” coach Gregg Popovich and played only twenty-four minutes on Thursday night against Portland, whose roster was depleted due to injuries to several key players. However, the French giant (2.23 m or 2.24 m depending on sources) optimized his time on the field and showed the full range of his abilities once again.

Wembanyama came in second in terms of stats loved by NBA fans noob (New player of the American Professional League) made history in 1990, after Spurs legend David Robinson, who was 24 years old at the time, had at least 30 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 blocks in a game. The former Boulogne-Levallois player made 9 of 14 shots, including 2 of 4 3-pointers, and made all free throws (10 of 10). Wemby also became the first player in NBA history to record 30 points and 7 blocks in less than thirty minutes.

Spurs’ fifth victory

This win is only Spurs’ fifth this season. The San Antonio team, which is in last place in the Western Conference, just behind Portland, suffered 18 consecutive defeats this fall and ended this dark streak against the Los Angeles Lakers on December 15.

However, this poor ranking is not a surprise. After a particularly successful cycle (5 NBA championships in 1999 and 2014), the Spurs are in the process of rebuilding. And the rules by which the draft operates (the transfer market for players who do not yet belong to the League) work in his favour. The lowest-ranked teams are actually the teams with the first picks in the end-of-season draft. The Texans were able to recruit Wembanyama, a player with exceptional talent, thanks to his previous poor performances.

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