Victor Wembanyama Makes History, Shines As Spurs Secure Statement Win Against Thunder

Victor Wembanyama Makes History, Shines As Spurs Secure Statement Win Against Thunder

Babajide Orevba
March 1, 2024 at 8:46 AM
  • Victor Wembanyama was outstanding as San Antonio Spurs defeated Oklahoma City Thunder
  • The Frenchman delivered 28 points for his side, with 13 rebounds, seven assists, five blocks, and two steals
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander also had a good game for Thunder, but his efforts could earn his side the victory

In what could be described as a thrilling encounter, Victor Wembanyama was the star of the match as San Antonio Spurs produced a statement win over Oklahoma City Thunder.

Wemby made history, helping his side to an upset win in the massive encounter in the wee hours of Friday.

The star showcased a hard-fighting performance, helping his side secure the much-sought win to solidify his status as one of the NBA's most promising young talents.

Victor Wembanyama, Wemby, Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA
Victor Wembanyama showcased a spectacular performance to help Spurs defeat Oklahoma City Thunder. Photo Credit: Brien Aho.
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He scored two clutch 3-pointers in the 4th quarter, rising to the occasion to demonstrate his versatility at the most crucial moment.

On the other hand, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander produced a fine performance for Thunder, but it was not enough as Spurs went on to win 132-118.

During the game, Wembanyama was solid, delivering crucial plays, which included two sensational three-pointers in the final minutes to win it for his side.

Overall statistics showed that the 20-year-old racked up 28 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, five blocks, and two steals. After the game, the Frenchman said, as per Marca:

"I miss this (bleep). I love it. It's a lot of mental. You know Kobe (Bryant, the late Los Angeles Lakers star) said to win a game, it mostly takes shots, big shots, because they don't call like any fouls.
"It's not as much the physical battle. Even though in defense it's 90 percent effort, but offensively it's a lot of mental."

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She will play a pivotal role in expanding the popularity of basketball, the NBA, and the Basketball Africa League (BAL) across the continent.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.