Lake Buena Vista (Florida, USA), Jul 31 (EFE) .- The guard DeMar DeRozan asserted his status as a franchise player for the San Antonio Spurs and with 27 points guided them to the 129-120 victory against the Sacramento Kings in the 2019-20 NBA regular season restart game for both teams.
DeRozan, who had not had his best season until the coronavirus break came, regained the scoring inspiration in the fourth period when he scored 17 points that broke the score in favor of the Spurs.
The Spurs’ starting shooting guard scored 10-of-13 shooting from the field, and finished with a double-double by distributing 10 assists, while the Spurs had 53 percent shooting from the field.
Point guard Derrick White tied his best mark as a professional by scoring 26 points with the Spurs, and his contribution was key in the attack by the San Antonio team that plays without starting power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, the second highest scorer, who recovers of the right shoulder operation that he underwent last April.
Power forward Rudy Gay scored 19 points and guard Lonnie Walker IV reached 16 points which also helped the Spurs win.
Before the game, veteran Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and assistant Becky Hammon stood as the national anthem was sung and the rest of the players and coaches on both teams knelt.
Point guard De’Aaron Fox scored his best mark as a professional by scoring 39 points and Serbian guard Bogdan Bogdanovic contributed another 24 points, as the Kings’ leaders, who are seeking, like the Spurs, eighth place in the Western Conference. give them the right to be in the playoffs for the first time in 13 years.
The Kings went to halftime with a 65-64 partial lead after Fox scored 20 points and the team had 57 percent shooting accuracy.
While White was the leading scorer for the Spurs in the first half with 15 points.
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