Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Praises Best Win in Wembanyama Era Against Wolves

‣ The Spurs, led by Victor Wembanyama, achieved a thrilling victory over the Timberwolves with a score of 113 to 112, marking one of their most exciting wins of the season.

‣ Gregg Popovich, the Spurs’ coach, praised the game as their best win of the season, highlighting Wembanyama’s significant role in the comeback and his potential easing of minute restrictions in future games.

‣ Wolves coach Chris Finch and former star Gilbert Arenas both recognized Wembanyama’s exceptional talent and potential, predicting he will become a dominant figure and possibly the face of the NBA in the future.


Oh boy, this weekend was a wild ride for the Spurs, wasn’t it? They pulled off a stunner, beating the Timberwolves 113 to 112. That Saturday night, it was like they forgot they were at the bottom of the Western Conference. Instead, they played like champs, especially against a team that’s been crushing it.

Victor Wembanyama, that guy is something else. He led the Spurs in an electrifying comeback during the fourth quarter. Even Coach Gregg Popovich was impressed, calling it the best performance of the season. “This is the best win we’ve had,” he said, and you could tell he meant every word.

But Wembanyama? He’s got a different take. Sure, this win was sweet, but he thinks their most important victory was against the Lakers on December 15. That win broke an eighteen-game losing streak. Imagine that!

There was this tweet, right? It was all about the Spurs’ remarkable comeback. #selinasports and all that jazz. It’s buzzing on Twitter, with folks retweeting and liking it like there’s no tomorrow.

Wembanyama’s not getting carried away, though. “But it is definitely a good one,” he admits. And he’s right. They should be proud and aim to keep that winning feeling going.

Popovich hinted that Wembanyama’s minute restriction might be lifted soon. “I think it’s something we need to watch,” the big man agreed. But don’t expect him to play 45 minutes just yet. He’s pacing himself.

During the game, the Spurs had to outdo the Wolves’ offensive powerhouses. Anthony Edwards dropped 32 points, while Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns scored 19 each. But Wemby? He stole the show with 23 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, two blocks, and two steals. Talk about making headlines!

Keldon Johnson had something to say about the team’s defense. “Everybody just scrambled and made s— happen,” he said. They played for each other, together, making big plays and getting crucial stops. “That’s big time right there,” he added. It was a team effort through and through.

Chris Finch, the Wolves coach, was left in awe of Wembanyama’s performance. He believes Wemby will be the face of the league someday. “He’s an amazing young player,” Finch said, clearly impressed by the young star’s game that night.

And then there’s Gilbert Arenas, chatting on his podcast about the future of the league. He compared Wembanyama to Chet Holmgren, both vying for the Rookie of the Year award. “What the f–k is [Wembanyama] going to look like at 21?” Arenas wondered aloud. It’s a valid question. Will Wemby be averaging 17 and 10, or something like 25-26 and 12? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: the NBA’s future looks bright with these young stars.

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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