Friday, April 19, 2024

Victor Wembanyama posts monster triple-double with 10 blocks


Paul Garcia: The Spurs finish their 7-game dropping streak and win their 1st RRT recreation after defeating the Raptors by 23. The Spurs enhance to… …11-43 general …6-22 on the highway …4-22 vs the East …1-3 on the RRT Wemby: 27 pts, 14 reb, 10 BLOCKS, 5 ast in 29 minutes pic.twitter.com/R7Qpl3EUua
Supply: Twitter @PaulGarciaNBA

What’s the excitement on Twitter?

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Watch Victor Wembanyama put up a triple-double with 10 blocks
nbcsports.com/nba/information/watch…12:51 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
VICTOR WEMBANYAMA WITH A JAW-DROPPING TRIPLE-DOUBLE PERFORMANCE 🤯
27 PTS
10 BLK (CAREER-HIGH) 🔥
14 REB
5 AST pic.twitter.com/ysjuSo4unb12:47 AM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
3 takeaways from Wemby’s 2nd triple-double, this one main the Spurs to a blowout win in Toronto:
1, Simply suppose what Wemby will do when he has extra expertise round him.
2, Sochan’s protection shouldn’t be forgotten.
3, Ex-Spur has grown into a pacesetter.
expressnews.com/sports activities/spurs/a…12:24 AM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The brilliance of Victor Wembanyama is a reminder of how all different rebuilds are by comparability, together with the Raptors’.
theathletic.com/5271580/2024/0…12:23 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
WEMBY RECORDED A CRAZY TRIPLE-DOUBLE TONIGHT 😱
27 PTS | 14 REB | 10 BLK | 10-14 FG
pic.twitter.com/jcRMJRfHgg12:10 AM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Wemby on becoming a member of David Robinson as considered one of solely 4 rookies to report a triple-double with blocks:
“It’s nice firm to have my identify subsequent to him. And it counts much more as a result of it’s household. It’s from the Spurs.” – 11:59 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Wemby displaying off some self-deprecating humor when requested if he was considering quadruple-double:
“As a second thought, sure. However I used to be making an attempt to win first. I virtually obtained a quintuple double with turnovers too.” – 10:57 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
“Sure intimidation is an element, I can see it on the market” — Wemby on gamers not difficult him a lot on the rim because the season goes alongside. pic.twitter.com/XyqxTqKMYu10:30 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Victor Wembanyama talked about he thought of quad-double, however that he additionally had a quintuple-double with turnovers. – 10:27 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Wemby had 10 blocked pictures tonight.
Greater than half the league’s gamers haven’t blocked 10 pictures all season. – 10:26 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
“I assume it’s not on the scouting report that Vic can block pictures” — Devin Vassell on groups persevering with to problem Wembanyama within the paint. Wemby had 10 blocks vs. Raptors tonight. pic.twitter.com/mPmZWgnMa910:18 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs tied their season excessive in steals with 12 tonight.
Not stunning, the Spurs recorded a brand new season excessive 13 blocks tonight as a staff.
Wemby 10 blocks
Sochan 2 blocks
Keldon 1 block – 10:18 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Victor Wembanyama has a triple-double this 12 months with assists and a triple-double with blocks. He’s the primary rookie to do this since 73-74.
Different gamers to do it final 30 years:
Joakim Noah, 2012-13
Marcus Camby, 2007-08
Andrei Kirilenko, 2005-06
Hakeem Olajuwon, 1995-96 – 10:17 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Devin Vassell on if he’s shocked groups nonetheless attempt to go
At Wembanyama. “I assume they haven’t seen the scouting report. He blocks pictures.” – 10:16 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Most factors in a rookie’s first recreation at Toronto:
Brandon Roy 33
Stephen Curry 29
Victor Wembanyama 27 – 10:14 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop on Wemby tearing down the rookie wall in spectacular style:
“The canine days sort of obtained him right here within the final perhaps week in a half, two weeks. He’s most likely beginning to really feel a bit bit higher now that he obtained by way of that.” – 10:11 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby’s 154 whole blocks in JUST 48 video games:
142 on layups/hooks/floaters/dunk makes an attempt inside
7 on 3PT shot makes an attempt
5 on 2PT soar shot makes an attempt pic.twitter.com/WAGHQbjpoL10:02 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby’s 10 blocks tonight:
1. Poeltl layup
2. Barrett layup
3. Poeltl layup
4. Poeltl layup
5. Poeltl hook
6. Barnes hook
7. Barnes layup
8. Agbaji layup
9. Barnes dunk
10. Dick layup
Poor Jak – 9:59 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby completed with 16 paint factors tonight on his method to 27 general pic.twitter.com/5wc9OEvkZT9:55 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Complete blocks:
10 — Wemby tonight
10 — Bol Bol this season pic.twitter.com/ERz7nFjHld9:52 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors don’t obtain victory
V. Wembanyama a proficient basketballer
-30- – 9:50 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs finish their 7-game dropping streak and win their 1st RRT recreation after defeating the Raptors by 23.
The Spurs enhance to…
…11-43 general
…6-22 on the highway
…4-22 vs the East
…1-3 on the RRT
Wemby: 27 pts, 14 reb, 10 BLOCKS, 5 ast in 29 minutes pic.twitter.com/R7Qpl3EUua9:47 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Wemby will get a triple-double with blocks …
apnews.com/article/wemban…9:46 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
‘Topes lose. 122-99.
Wemby did many issues. – 9:46 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Victor Wembanyama tonight:
27 factors
14 rebounds
10 blocks
5 assists
2 steals
…all in 29 minutes. – 9:43 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
Wemby needs to be a DPOY finalist – 9:42 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Solely gamers within the historical past of the NBA world to have 27 factors, 14 rebounds, 10 blocks, 5 assists and two steals in a recreation since all turned official stats:
Hakeem Olajuwon, twice
Victor Wembanyama, tonight – 9:41 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Spurs’ Victor Wembanyama (age 20) is second-youngest participant ever to register 10 blocks in a recreation with absurd 27P/14R/5A/10B line vs. Raptors.
– Youngest: Hawks’ Josh Smith (age 19) w/ 10 blocks in 2004 vs. Mavericks.
– Blocks weren’t an official NBA stat till 1973-74. – 9:41 PM
RJ Marquez @KSATRJ
JUST IN: Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama has the second triple double of his profession, this one with blocks! Wemby has 27 pts, 14 rebs, 10 blks. He’s additionally the fifth participant in NBA historical past to have a recreation with 25+ pts, 10+ rebs, 5+ asts, 10+ blocks. Superb stuff. pic.twitter.com/Z5L2a77CHl9:40 PM
Mike Finger @mikefinger
To evaluation, an NBA participant was so petrified of getting blocked by Wemby, he airballed a layup. So his teammate grabbed the ball and was instantly …blocked by Wemby.
To finish a triple-double. – 9:35 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Wemby tonight:
27 PTS
14 REB
5 AST
10 BLK
10-14 FG
Unicorn. statmuse.com/nba/participant/vic…9:35 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Final three gamers with a 25/10/5/10b recreation:
— David Robinson
— Hakeem Olajuwon
— Wemby
The one gamers to do it in over 40 years. pic.twitter.com/6FBJV5vS9u9:33 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Victor Wembanyama has 10 blocks tonight.
He has 27 factors and 14 rebounds as nicely (and counting).
It’s his second profession triple double and his first with blocks.
He joins David Robinson (3x), Ralph Sampson and Mark Eaton as rookies with triple-doubles with blocks. – 9:33 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Wemby has his second profession triple-double, and first with blocks. 27 factors, 14 rebounds, 10 blocks (career-high), 5 assists, 2 steals, 10-14 FG, 2-4 3P in 29 minutes. A profitable debut in Toronto, I’d say. – 9:33 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
There’s his tenth block. Triple-double from Victor Wembanyama: 27 factors, 14 rebounds, 10 blocks halfway by way of the fourth.
Nonetheless caught at 5 assists, although. Slacker. – 9:33 PM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Victor Wembanyama with 27 factors, 14 rebounds, 10 blocks, 5 assists and a couple of steals. pic.twitter.com/Y90lqA6Nd49:33 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Wemby has his 2nd triple-double with 27 factors, 14 rebounds and a season-best 10 blocks.
His first got here final month at Detroit when he posted 16 factors, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. – 9:32 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
10 blocks for Wemby
Triple double with 25 factors, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks – 9:32 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Wembanyama with the 27 level, 14 rebound, 10 block triple-double
No phrases – 9:32 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
It might have been extra humane to name the journey on Dick than letting THAT occur to him. That’s a 20-point triple-double WITH BLOCKS for Wemby. – 9:32 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Victor Wembanyama has a triple-double with blocks. – 9:32 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Triple double with blocks for Wemby. – 9:32 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Wembanyama triple double after Gradey Dick ought to have been referred to as for a journey first. – 9:32 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Wembanyama’s 9 blocks are essentially the most ever by an opposing participant in Toronto. Dikembe Mutombo (2000 with ATL) and former Raptor Michael Stewart (1998 with SAC) held the earlier report with 8. Keon Clark (2001) holds the report for many blocks by a Raptors participant in Toronto with 12. – 9:30 PM
Ball Don’t Lie @Balldontlie
Wemby has 9 blocks in solely 3 quarters 😱
(by way of @nba)
pic.twitter.com/ShKFKyqFQK9:24 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
103-75 Spurs over Raptors after 3Q. Wemby with 23/11/5 and 9 blocks. He does have 7 TOs, if we’re nitpicking, however let’s not. Raptors appear unhappy. Dick, Olynyk every with 13 off the bench. Barnes 3-of-13 and doing a whole lot of gesturing to the refs and so forth. – 9:19 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Wembanyama is the tenth participant in Spurs historical past to report 7-plus blocks in a recreation and the primary to do it since Tim Duncan in 2012-13, per @AirlessJordan. – 9:19 PM
Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
Wemby is a block and 5 assists away from a quadruple double with all the fourth quarter to play
Spurs lead by 28 😳 – 9:19 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
For these not watching tonight, Victor Wembanyama’s line after 3Q in Toronto: 23 factors, 11 rebounds, 9 blocks (!!!!).
He’s flirting with an unconventional triple-double with 1 / 4 nonetheless to play. FWIW, he additionally has 5 assists.
Simply whole domination. – 9:18 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
3Q: Spurs by 28. SA wins the 3Q by 11 once more.
Wemby 23 pts, 11 reb, 9 blk, 5 ast, 2 stl in 23 minutes
Vassell 25 pts
Sochan/Keldon 12 pts every
Spurs are successful 2s, 3s, and FTs – 9:18 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Wemby’s obtained 23pts 11reb 9blk 5ast with an entire quarter to go however the Spurs won’t want him to play once more with a 28pt lead…that’s the one drama left tonight – 9:18 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Aiming for his 2nd triple-double, Wemby has 23 factors, 11 rebounds and a season-high 9 blocks.
It’s his twenty fifth double-double. – 9:17 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Grizzly stuff. 103-75 Spurs. 23/11/9(blocks) for Wemby – 9:17 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby wants 1 extra blocks to have a triple double with 23 factors, 11 rebounds and at the moment 9 blocks – 9:16 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
New profession excessive 9 blocks for Wemby – 9:16 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
And now Wemby blocked a Barnes dunk. He’s a block away from a triple-double, a block and 5 assists type a quadruple double. – 9:15 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
Wemby’s statline tonight is totally absurd. – 9:15 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby ties his profession excessive with 8 blocks – 9:14 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Let’s see, Wembanyama has been improbable. Vassell actually good.
Dick, Olynyk, Barrett, Poeltl strong.
Barnes terrible.
Quickley no matter is worse than terrible.
Why Darko received’t play Jordan Nwora is past me. – 9:12 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Victor Wembanyama has 7 blocks in 21 minutes performed. – 9:11 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Along with his 7 blocks tonight, Wemby is as much as 151 whole blocks for the season in JUST 48 video games performed – 9:07 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Wemby’s obtained 19, 8, 5, 6 and I do know there’ve been, what, 4 quad-doubles ever (two of by gamers who wore Raptors uniforms) so we will solely hope for five – 9:02 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Quadruple double look ahead to Wemby: 19 factors, eight rebounds, seven blocks and 6 TOs with 7:17 in 3Q. Spurs lead Raptors 74-59. – 9:02 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Wemby with 19 factors, 8 rebounds, 7 blocks and 5 assists.
His season excessive for blocks is 8. If Jakob retains difficult him, he might simply eclipse it. – 9:01 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Wemby laughed after double blocking Scottie like some dads do after swatting away their children – 9:01 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby has his third recreation of the season with 7 or extra blocks.
He’s 2 away from a brand new profession excessive.
It’s his rookie season by the best way – 9:00 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Wemby has 7 blocks in 20 minutes. 4 of them have come on the 7-foot Jakob Poeltl on the rim. 2 of them got here vs Scottie Barnes, each on that final possession. His season/career-high is 8. He may get there earlier than I hit ship on this tweet. – 9:00 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Seven blocks for Dikembe Wembanyama. Three of them in a row simply now (Poeltl, Barnes, Barnes). Man. He’s like Dikembe meets Hakeem, meets KG with vary. – 9:00 PM
Kenny Beecham @KOT4Q
Wemby is 3 steals away – 9:00 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby has 4 blocks in 3 quarters.
These are his most in a single recreation since January 31, when he had 6 vs the Orlando – 8:59 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The Raps have gotten caught up in a recreation of making an attempt to complete over/round Wemby. It’s NOT working. – 8:59 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The only method to describe seeing Wemby in individual: He makes imagining ANYBODY ELSE being the way forward for this sport inconceivable. – 8:51 PM
Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
On prime of the loopy numbers Wemby is having considered one of his greatest passing video games of the season
pic.twitter.com/ldn6lkUZz18:45 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Half: Spurs by 17. SA wins the 2Q by 11.
Wemby 19 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast, 3 blk, 2 stl in 15 minutes
Vassell 13 pts
Dick/Poeltl 10 pts every
Spurs successful 2s, 3s, and FTs
Greatest scoring distinction is 3PT line, the place Spurs are a +12 – 8:37 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Half: Spurs by 17. SA wins the 2Q by 11.
Wemby 19 pts, 5 reb, 5 ast, 3 blk, 2 stl in 15 minutes
Vassell 13 pts
Dick/Poeltl 10 pts every
Spurs successful 2s, 3s, and FTs
Greatest scoring distinction is 3PT line, the place Spurs are a +12 – 8:35 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
What a primary half for Victor Wembanyama:
19 factors
6 rebounds
5 assists
3 blocks
2 steals
7/8 FG
2/2 3P
3/4 FT
15:05 of motion.
Spurs up 67-50 at halftime over the Raptors. – 8:35 PM
Ball Don’t Lie @Balldontlie
WEMBY WITH THE POSTER 😤
(by way of @NBA)
pic.twitter.com/wuWqsxywBs8:35 PM

Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Minus Gradey Dick (2-for-2), Toronto shot 1-for-10 from three in first half in opposition to Wemby and the Spurs. Quickley 1-for-6. – 8:35 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
It’s 67-50 Spurs on the half. Wemby has 19/6/5/3/2 on 7-for-8 FGM-A and 3-4 FTM-A.
Poeltl and Dick have 10 apiece. – 8:34 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Wemby tonight:
19 PTS
6 REB
5 AST
2 STL
3 BLK
7-8 FG
2-2 3P
It’s solely halftime. statmuse.com/nba/participant/vic…8:34 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Spurs by 17 at half, doesn’t appear that shut
Wemby nice, Raptors a lot much less so – 8:34 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
19 factors, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, three blocks and two steals in 13 minutes.
Yeah, the Wembanyama youth may simply be an alien – 8:23 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
19 factors for Wemby after he throws down a 1-handed dunk over former Spur Jakob Poeltl – 8:21 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Me after that final Wemby dunk: “Ha, ha, ha, holy f—.” – 8:21 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
16 level first half for Wemby
8 paint factors
6 factors from three
2 factors from the FT line – 8:19 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Wemby has hit each of his 3-point makes an attempt tonight. During the last 5 video games, he’s 12 of 21 (57.1%) from distance on 4.2 makes an attempt per recreation. – 8:18 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Wemby is ALREADY 3 steals and a couple of blocks away from a 5×5. He’s performed 10 minutes. – 8:15 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs, who’ve by no means trailed, have their largest lead of the sport at 47-32 with 8:20 left within the first half.
Wemby leads the staff in factors (14), rebounds (4) and assists (5), placing him place for his second triple-double of the season. – 8:15 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs have their thirteenth 15-point lead of the season.
SA enters 6-6 when main by 15 factors.
Wemby’s line proper now: 14 factors, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals in 10 minutes – 8:15 PM
J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
lefty statue of liberty scoop from wemby over two defenders, most likely obtained fouled, made it
tellin ya, it’s gonna grow to be an iconic transfer – 8:14 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Victor Wembanyama has performed 10 minutes and has 5 legit giggle-type performs. Such as you watch and might solely giggle. – 8:13 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Man, Wemby’s in his bag tonight to a level he hasn’t been in a while. – 8:12 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
12 factors for Wemby with the 2Q simply beginning.
He’s made 2 threes within the first half.
Spurs by 9 – 8:11 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
To recap: Wemby has a) blocked a 7-footer; and b) stripped the ball away from a 6-2 guard. – 8:10 PM
Ball Don’t Lie @Balldontlie
This Wemby no-look DIME 😮‍💨
(by way of @NBA)
pic.twitter.com/9jF8Z7mN3u8:07 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
1Q: Spurs by 6.
Wemby 9 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast, 3 blk, 1 stl
Sochan 8 pts
Jones/Cedi 5 pts every
Dick 10 pts
Poeltl 6 pts
2s: Raptors by 2
3s: Spurs by 3
FTs: Spurs by 5 – 8:07 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Rooks in Q1:
Wemby: 9 factors, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, 1 steal, 3-4 FG in 7 minutes.
Dick: 10 factors, 4-4 FG, 2-2 3P in 5 minutes.
Spurs lead Raptors 34-28 – 8:06 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raps path 34-28 after the Raptors ship a quite inept defensive body.
The 2 rookies whose picks have by no means been query, Gradey Dick and Victor Wembanyama, have 10 and 9 to guide their groups, respectively. – 8:06 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
After Pop stored him on the bench for the entire second half Saturday in opposition to Brooklyn, Collins is the primary large man off the bench tonight in reduction of Wemby. Barlow had that position after halftime in opposition to the Nets. – 7:57 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Poeltl has a fairly fast (& usually correct) launch across the rim, and he’s been opportunistic when Wemby’s come over to assist a couple of occasions, however very powerful to beat the rook down there. He leads NBA with 3 blocks per recreation; took him 5 minutes to get 3 tonight (together with 2 on Jak) – 7:56 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby’s now as much as 9 factors after an alley-oop make.
He additionally had a no-look move to Sochan to choose up his 2nd help.
Spurs by 8 – 7:55 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
This younger fella’s insanely good
Spurs by 8, Wembanyama has 9 factors, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and three blocks in 6:43. And it’s been higher than that simply watching him – 7:54 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Wemby has already executed like 5 issues definitely worth the value of admission (or shut sufficient). – 7:53 PM
Ball Don’t Lie @Balldontlie
Wemby barely needed to soar for this lob 😳
(by way of @spurs)
pic.twitter.com/3Cnvob3vWC7:51 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Wemby blocks one other one. Raps now spooked, pretty, by his paint presence. – 7:48 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
2 blocks within the 1Q for Wemby, this time on an RJ Barrett try close to the rim – 7:47 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Nicely, if there have been any Wemby doubters in Toronto/Canada… think about that’s taken a flip – 7:45 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
It’s the Tre & Victor present within the early going, with each hitting 3s earlier than connecting for yet one more lob dunk.
It suppose that’s across the team-high twenty sixth time or in order that Tre has arrange Wemby in that style. Vassell is second however far behind. – 7:44 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
8-0 run for the Spurs to start the sport.
Wemby with a block, made three, after which two-handed alley-oop dunk. – 7:43 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Wemby block, Wemby 3, Wemby dunk, 8-0 Spurs, Darko calls a Pop-esque timeout 80 seconds into the sport – 7:43 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Wemby blocks the 7-foot Jakob Poeltl on the rim on the primary possession of the sport, then comes down and drains an above-the-break 3. Not simple to make a 10-43 staff must-see TV, however man, the rook is doing it. – 7:43 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby makin’ performs on each ends of the court docket to start the sport.
Blocks a Poeltl layup try, then drills the arc 3. – 7:42 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Okay, Wemby blocks Poeltl on first possession, hits a 3 on the following – 7:42 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Large cheers for not solely Victor Wembanyama, making his Toronto debut, however for legendary Spurs coach Gregg Popovich too from the Toronto crowd. – 7:36 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Starters for Spurs @ Raptors:
Jones vs Quickley
Vassell vs Trent Jr.
Champagnie vs Barrett
Sochan vs Barnes
Wemby vs Poeltl
The Raptors are favored by 6.
Dominick Barlow is on the inactive checklist. – 7:33 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Is really outrageous that the Raptors knew Victor Wembanyama was in final 12 months’s draft class and determined to be patrons on the deadline final season – 7:00 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Victor Wembanyama is so tall he doesn’t match within the photograph (partially as a result of images isn’t my greatest talent, however nonetheless) pic.twitter.com/qC1O27Mx8L6:33 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Very like the protagonist of the Stephen King novel he’s studying, Victor Wembanyama is making his manner by way of a darkish, mysterious place stuffed with challenges.
Fortuitously for the rookie, he’s obtained Pop to assist information him by way of the season’s “canine days”.
expressnews.com/sports activities/spurs/a…3:10 PM

Extra on this storyline

Tom Orsborn: Wemby on if he’s glad he doesn’t must go up in opposition to Sochan: “Oh, yeah. You may depend in your fingers what number of guys can guard like him on this league. He’s such a fantastic asset and he’s only a sophomore. He has a lot extra to indicate.” -via Twitter @tom_orsborn / February 13, 2024



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