Wembanyama Shines, Spurs Rise: San Antonio Finally Finds Victory After 18 Losses

Devin Vassel erupted for 36 points as the Spurs snapped their historic losing streak, stunning the Lakers at home

by Sededin Dedovic
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Wembanyama Shines, Spurs Rise: San Antonio Finally Finds Victory After 18 Losses
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The San Antonio Spurs finally put an end to their historic losing streak, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 129-115 on their home court. This victory snapped a staggering 18-game skid, the longest in franchise history. Devin Vassel led the charge for the Spurs with a stellar performance, pouring in 36 points on 12-of-19 shooting from the field.

Rookie sensation Victor Wembanyama also contributed significantly, recording 13 points (5-of-13 shooting), 15 rebounds, and 5 assists. The Lakers, playing without Anthony Davis, relied heavily on LeBron James and Austin Reaves.

James finished with 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 14 assists, while Reaves added 22 points. However, their efforts couldn't overcome the balanced attack of the Spurs. This win marks a significant turning point for the San Antonio Spurs.

After enduring a prolonged losing streak, they finally found a way to break through and secure a much-needed victory. This win will undoubtedly boost their morale and provide them with a much-needed confidence boost.

The Celtics do not drop the first place

The Boston Celtics kept their hot streak rolling, grabbing their 19th victory of the season with a 128-111 win over the Orlando Magic at TD Garden.

Jayson Tatum led the charge with 30 points, going 11-for-22 from the field and adding 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Jaylen Brown chipped in 18 points, shooting 8-for-15 from the field, while Marcus Smart contributed 19 points of his own.

The Orlando Magic, despite a strong showing from their young talent, couldn't overcome the Celtics' firepower. Franz Wagner led the Magic with 17 points, shooting 6-for-14 from the field, and added 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

Wendell Carter Jr. had a solid performance with 19 points (7-for-12 from the field), while former Boston Celtic Goga Bitadze tallied 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Celtics, currently the top team in the East, maintained their dominance throughout the game, pulling ahead early and never looking back.

Their balanced scoring attack proved too much for the Magic, who despite keeping the game competitive, couldn't muster enough firepower to pull off the upset. A well-deserved first place for Boston must be acknowledged.

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