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Victor Wembanyama helps Spurs get by Wizards

Tom Orsborn: Spurs rally from a 12-point deficit with 5 minutes left to down the Wizards 131-127. Wemby had 24 factors, 6 blocks…Sochan 23 pts, together with a pair of clutch free FTs & was excellent defensively…Jones will get 1st win over brother in 9 tries, ending with a close to triple double
Supply: Twitter @tom_orsborn

What’s the excitement on Twitter?

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Bilal Coulibaly described what it was like enjoying in opposition to childhood pal Victor Wembanyama for the primary time within the NBA. AM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
After the sport, Victor Wembanyama and Bilal Coulibaly swapped jerseys 🫱🏻‍🫲🏼 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Wembanyama and Coulibaly went head-to-head final night time, with the Spurs securing a 131-127 win 🇫🇷
Wemby: 24 PTS | 8 REB | 4 AST | 6 BLK
Bilal: 14 PTS | 4 REB | 1 AST | 1 BLK AM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Wemby stated his legs felt heavy within the early going after sitting out in opposition to Charlotte on Friday: “Now two days with out enjoying seems like every week…Hopefully I can play each sport to any extent further, so it shouldn’t be a problem no extra.” – 10:32 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs matched season excessive in blocks with 10 tonight.
Wemby 6 blocks
Sochan 2 blocks
Champagnie 2 blocks – 10:07 PM
Ball Don’t Lie @Balldontlie
That French connection 🇫🇷
Bilal Coulibaly and Victor Wembanyama swap jerseys after the sport 🤝
(by way of @NBA) PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs matched their season excessive in paint scoring with 74 factors tonight vs the Wizards.
Wemby 16 paint factors
Keldon 14 paint factors
Sochan 12 paint factors
The opposite time they scored 74 within the paint was in opposition to Detroit – 10:02 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby has recorded 5 or extra blocks in 10 of his 36 video games to start his profession.
8 of these 10 video games have occurred since Wemby moved to beginning heart PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby completed with a brand new season excessive 4 alley-oop dunks/layups tonight.
4 completely different gamers discovered him for the oops: Jones, Sochan, Vassell, McDermott
Earlier than tonight, his season excessive was 3 alley-oop dunks/layups in 4 completely different video games – 9:46 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
20+ level sport for Wemby, Sochan, and Vassell within the win vs Washington PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby scoring 20 or extra in 9 of his final 10 video games (all on minutes restriction):
1. 30 vs POR
2. 21 vs BOS
3. 20 vs MEM
4. 27 vs MIL
5. 24 vs CLE
6. 16 vs DET (triple double sport)
7. 26 vs CHA
8. 26 vs ATL
9. 27 vs BOS
10. 24 vs WAS (tonight) – 9:41 PM
Ball Don’t Lie @Balldontlie
Wemby and the Spurs defeat the Wizards in a high-scoring battle ‼
▪24 PTS
▪8 REB

Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
12-point comeback within the final 5 minutes for the Spurs, a lot wanted win.
Wemby stable once more, Sochan completely fearless taking pictures late. – 9:30 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Childhood mates and former teammates Victor Wembanyama and Bilal Coulibaly reunited after the ultimate buzzer: PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Up 121-109 with 5:00 remaining within the fourth quarter, the Wizards misplaced to the Spurs 131-127. Victor Wembanyama completed with 24 factors, eight rebounds, 4 assists, six blocks and 6 turnovers. Marvin Bagley III had 21 factors and 12 boards for the Wizards. – 9:28 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs rally from a 12-point deficit with 5 minutes left to down the Wizards 131-127.
Wemby had 24 factors, 6 blocks…Sochan 23 pts, together with a pair of clutch free FTs & was excellent defensively…Jones will get 1st win over brother in 9 tries, ending with a close to triple double – 9:27 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby has had 4 video games this season with 6 or extra blocks – 9:20 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Childhood mates and former teammates Victor Wembanyama and Bilal Coulibaly every report a block in opposition to the opposite of their first NBA matchup – 9:16 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby has 21 factors and 5 blocks in 24 minutes proper now – 9:13 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs inside 121-116 with 3:49 left after a 7-0 run fueled by 4 factors and a block from Wemby.
They had been down by 12 with 5:00 left. – 9:12 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Bilal Coulibaly stated he by no means blocked Victor Wembanyama in all their matchups as teammates over time (at the least since Wemby grew to 7-4).…
He simply acquired credited w/ a block on Wemby of their first ever NBA assembly. PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby’s former teammate in France Bilal Coulibaly has 14 factors off the bench.
Wizards by 8 early within the 4th, their largest lead of the sport – 8:57 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
3Q: Tied sport at 100. Wizards win 3Q by 6.
Vassell/Keldon 17 pts every
Sochan 16 pts
Wemby 15 pts, 4 blk in 19.5 minutes
Champagnie 11 pts
Bagley III 17 pts
Poole 16 pts
Deni 13 pts
Tyus/Kuzma 11 pts every
2s: WAS +2
3s: SAS +6
FTs: WAS +4 – 8:51 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs, Wizards knotted at 100 getting into 4Q after the house crew outscored the guests 38-24 within the third.
Wemby had 9 factors to enter last body with 15.
He’s additionally acquired 4 blocks however has dedicated 5 turnovers. – 8:51 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Bilal Coulibaly was credited with a block simply now on Victor Wembanyama, his childhood pal and former teammate simply now, after which instantly scored on the opposite finish on an off-balance runner. A pleasant sequence for Coulibaly. – 8:47 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Most likely the largest crowd response to a cost I’ve seen in particular person.
Even Wembanyama’s fees are a spectacle/good take by Bagley. PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Marvin Bagley III simply took a cost from Victor Wembanyama. It’s the second charging foul Bagley has drawn tonight. – 8:33 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
15 factors for Wemby in 17 minutes proper now
He additionally has 4 blocks and three assists
Spurs by 5 – 8:29 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
4 blocks for Wemby, with I believe 3 on Bagley III – 8:25 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop has some 1-on-1 time with Wembanyama late in warmups for second half. PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Half: Spurs by 6. SA wins the 2Q by 5. No protection allowed nonetheless, with each groups scoring 66 or extra factors by halftime.
Vassell 15 pts
Sochan 14 pts
Wemby 6 pts, 3 blk
Bagley III 13 pts
Poole 10 pts
2s: Wizards +2
3s: Spurs +12
FT line: Wizards +4 – 8:07 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
At halftime, the Spurs lead the Wizards 72-66. Victor Wembanyama has six factors on 3-of-8 taking pictures, together with three assists and three blocks. Marvin Bagley III has a team-high 13 factors, together with three rebounds and two assists. – 8:06 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
2 blocks for Wemby after Wright tries to throw the floater at him – 7:46 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
1Q: Spurs by 1. Each groups each groups mix for 73 factors within the opening quarter = no protection allowed.
Vassell 8 pts
Champagnie 6 pts
Wemby 4 pts, 2 ast, 1 blk
Bagley III 11 pts
Tyus/Poole 6 pts every
2s: Wizards +4
3s: Spurs +12
FT line: Wizards +7 – 7:37 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby information his first block of the night time with Poole making an attempt to go left in opposition to him – 7:21 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby operating the break and throws the oop to Sochan for a dunk.
Spurs by 5 early.
Wizards have left Devin open from three twice and he’s made them pay with 2 early makes – 7:17 PM
Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
Spurs power feeding Wemby, I believe Tre Jones actually lobbed it to him 3 times within the first minute. – 7:16 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Because the media glare turns into extra intense with every highlight-reel play and gorgeous statistical efficiency, Victor Wembanyama stays unaffected.
“I believe I can say I’m constructed for this, however it’s not what I like,” he stated of life within the highlight. #Spurs activities/spurs/a…4:43 PM
Mike Finger @mikefinger
Two potential rookies of the 12 months play 36 miles aside at present: C.J. Stroud within the playoffs; Victor Wembanyama in a conflict of abysmal cellar-dwellers.
Wrote about how NFL and NBA clocks differ. And why each stars are on schedule: activities/spurs/a… by way of @expressnews – 4:21 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
At this level, if I had been operating the present, I’m not buying and selling Alec Burks for something lower than Wemby. – 3:47 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs checklist Collins as possible for tonight at Washington after he returned final night time in Charlotte following a 3-week absence as a result of an ankle harm. Wemby is out there after sitting out Friday night time. PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
One 12 months in the past, Victor Wembanyama gave Bilal Coulibaly a confidence enhance when Coulibaly wanted it most. Tonight, the 2 childhood mates will play in opposition to one another within the NBA for the primary time. Right here’s my story for @TheAthleticNBA:…11:18 AM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
With the Wizards internet hosting the Spurs tonight, it is going to be the first NBA matchup between childhood mates Bilal Coulibaly and Victor Wembanyama (7 pm @MonSportsNet).
Learn up on the tidal wave of French gamers getting into the NBA & the place the 2 of them slot in:…10:56 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
The French nationwide crew’s head coach revealed that they needed to have Victor Wembanyama and Bilal Coulibaly on the 2023 #FIBAWC 🇫🇷
Vincent Collet additionally spoke about 2005-born Zaccharie Risacher, who has been known as up for the upcoming video games with France:
eurohoops.web/en/fibawc/1615…5:24 AM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Pop on Victor Wembanyama sitting out Friday:
“It’s not relaxation. It’s physician’s orders. He’s acquired a minutes restriction and he’s not allowed to play back-to-backs. It’s going to most likely change very quickly, however for now we nonetheless must abide by that restriction.” – 11:36 PM

Extra on this storyline

Paul Garcia: All 6 of Wemby’s blocks tonight had been on floater, layup, and hook makes an attempt 105 of his 115 complete blocks have been on pictures inside comparable to dunks, layups, floaters, and hooks -via Twitter @PaulGarciaNBA / January 20, 2024
Tom Orsborn: Pop the minutes restriction on Wemby is perhaps lifted quickly. “Not by subsequent sport (at Philadelphia on Monday night time), however maybe after that,” he stated. -via Twitter @tom_orsborn / January 20, 2024
StatMuse: Wemby tonight: 24 PTS 8 REB 6 BLK The primary participant with double-digit 5-block video games this season.… -via Twitter @statmuse / January 20, 2024



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