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Victor Wembanyama Leads Pacers to Victory with Stellar Performance

“It’s getting a lot better. His confidence is growing and he is playing really well,” Tyresse Halliburton commented on Victor Wembanyama after the Indiana Pacers fell in San Antonio 117-105. It is the second consecutive victory for the Spurs. Will there be a third? It would be the first time all season they have achieved it (they play tomorrow in Houston). The truth is that if it depends on Wembanyama there are serious options for him to arrive, because the Frenchman is at a tremendous level. The highest since he debuted in the NBA last October.

He scored 31 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 blocks for the Pacers and became the third rookie in history to achieve a game of at least 30 points, 5 basket passes and 5 blocks. The previous two are the other two great interior legends of the Texan franchise: David Robinson, who did it twice in his debut year, and Tim Duncan, once. But that is the mirror in which Wemby looks at himself, the level that he has to aspire to reach as an NBA player, both individually and as a team. That’s what the Spurs drafted him for, so he can be the new Robinson or, better yet, the new Duncan.

The Pacers, the highest scoring team in the League, stayed at 105 points, which speaks well of the Spurs in general. Lately they look more like a serious and professional team, within the level they have (they are still bottom of the West). The Pacers had two comeback attempts, the first in the second quarter, when they took the lead on the scoreboard for the first time (54-55) after recovering from a 12-point deficit. The second, in the middle of the last quarter (97-98) after a 1-13 partial in their favor. In both cases, Wembanyama was the cornerstone on which his team rose, he once again took command of the match and, in the second case, he sealed the match. In the last four minutes, with the game tied, the Frenchman scored 6 points, grabbed 3 rebounds and made 1 block.

Other results of the night

Mavs 116 – Sixers 120

Fourth defeat in five games for the Mavericks in free fall. The Sixers, without Embiid, won against a sterile rival. Doncic, immersed in play in. Read the chronicle here.

Celtics 140 – Warriors 88

The 44-22 score in the first quarter was enough for the Celtics, the fittest team in the NBA, to overcome the Warriors without answers. Read the chronicle here.

Wolves 88 – Clippers 89

A hard-fought victory for the Clippers who reaffirmed themselves after a small slump and conquered Minnesota despite Harden’s shooting disaster. Read the chronicle here.

Magic 113 – Pistons 91

Raptors 111 – Hornets 106

Cavs 98 – Knicks 107

Suns 110 – Thunder 118

Shai’s new exhibition, this time in Phoenix, to put the Thunder as the sole leaders of the West. The Canadian’s chances of winning the jackpot are skyrocketing. Read the chronicle here.

2024-03-04 07:20:10
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