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Gordon Hayward pulverizes the Spurs | NBA

Gordon Hayward pulverizes the Spurs | NBA

Gordon Hayward pulverizes the Spurs |  NBA

Gordon Hayward’s card is emerging in the first quarter; as he scores 16 points at 83% on shooting. In his wake; his entire team flies over the debates (69% in shots) and finishes the first twelve minutes well ahead (46-31). A start to the game is not ideal for the Spurs on their court; and the second quarter is no more reassuring. Despite five players with 7 or more points scored and an honorable shooting success (47%); Coach Pop’s men are 16 points behind at halftime (73-57). Blame it on an overly passive defense; which leaves the Hornets shooting 60%.

Coming back from rest; it’s drama. The Spurs sink; burdened by a defense always absent from subscribers; but especially by a Gordon Hayward in the cloud. The winger; who had 22 points at halftime; adds 19 more units; 89% shooting success and brings his total to 41 points. In relays; Miles Bridges and Cody Martin get the job done and the gap explodes: 110-82 after 36 minutes.

The fourth quarter; the only one of the game won by the Spurs; is a long “garbage time.” The two coaches empty their benches and the Texans take the opportunity to close the honor gap. James Borrego and his players leave San Antonio with a resounding victory in their pocket after a game dominated from start to finish.

WHAT TO REMEMBER

– The address of the Hornets. 59% shooting; including 53% behind the 3-point line. The visitors did not give their opponents a chance; chaining quality shots. A formidable collective performance.

– Charlotte is meeting with her patients. After spending 10 days in solitary confinement; Mason Plumlee; Jaden McDaniels; Terry Rozier and Ish Smith returned to the field. For LaMelo Ball; the comeback is scheduled for Friday if he is allowed to join the Portland side team.

– No progress for Thaddeus Young. Never really in his coach’s plans; the winger was only entitled to 4 anecdotal minutes at the end of the game.

TOPS / FLOPS

✅ Gordon Hayward. Author of 41 points in the 15/19 in shots in 29 minutes; the winger signs his best game of the season; and he needed it because he was quite erased by several games. The former Jazz winger is not far from the perfect match.

✅ Miles Bridges. In the shadow of the evening star; Miles Bridges is not far from the triple-double with 19 points; 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Game by game; the Hornets winger confirms he’s a serious candidate for the best progression trophy.

⛔ The Spurs defense. The men of “Pop” conceded 110 points in three quarters; allowing the Hornets to shoot 59% in the game. There are nights like this when nothing counts and the young Spurs have exploded. Former San Antonio assistant James Borrego turned the Spurs into the Spurs!

THE CONTINUATION

Charlotte (16-14 years) : Friday; trip to Blazers on difficulty.

San Antonio (10-17) : Dangerous trip to Salt Lake City; Friday.

Spurs / 115 Tirs Bounces
Players Min Tirs 3 points LF THE D T P.S Fte In t Bp Connecticut +/- Pts Eval
D. McDermott 22 4/12 2/8 0/0 one 0 one two two one one 0 -19 10 5
K. Johnson 32 16/9 3/7 0/0 0 3 3 one two 0 0 0 +1 twenty-one 18
J. Poeltl 25 4/7 0/0 1/1 two two 4 0 two one 0 0 -12 9 eleven
D. White 31 3/10 2/6 10/10 0 6 6 7 3 0 two 0 -one 18 22
D. Murray 35 11/4 2/5 0/0 one 5 6 9 one one one 0 -8 10 18
T. Young 4 1/2 0/0 0/0 one 0 one 0 one 0 0 0 -7 two two
D. Eubanks 7 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 one +5 0 4
K. Bates-Diop 19 1/2 0/0 2/2 3 one 4 3 two one two 0 -19 4 9
J. Landale 6 2/5 0/2 0/0 two two 4 one 0 0 one one +10 4 6
T. Jones 17 1/5 0/1 0/0 0 3 3 3 0 0 one 0 -18 two 3
B. Forbes 19 11/6 3/6 10/10 0 one one one 0 0 0 0 -13 25 22
D. Vassell 24 4/9 0/2 2/2 one one two 0 one one 0 one +1 10 9
Total 39/90 12/37 25/25 eleven 27 38 27 14 5 8 3 115
Hornets / 131 Tirs Bounces
Players Min Tirs 3 points LF THE D T P.S Fte In t Bp Connecticut +/- Pts Eval
G. Hayward 29 15/19 5/6 6/6 0 5 5 3 one 0 one 0 +35 41 44
C. Martin 40 8/13 4/4 1/1 two 6 8 3 one 0 two one +4 twenty-one 26
M. Bridges 3. 4 12/8 1/3 2/4 two 6 8 8 0 0 0 one +32 19 30
M. Plumlee 23 23 0/0 1/2 one 5 6 4 two one 3 0 -eleven 5 eleven
T. Rozier 26 12/5 3/6 0/0 0 one one 5 one 0 two 0 -12 13 10
J. McDaniels 33 11/6 2/6 1/3 one 9 10 one 5 one two 0 +9 fifteen 18
PJ Washington 29 5/7 2/4 0/0 3 6 9 7 3 0 0 two +28 12 28
K. Jones two 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 0 -one
N. Richards 3 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 two two
K. Oubre Jr. sixteen 1/5 1/4 0/0 0 one one one 3 one one 0 +12 3 one
J. Bouknight two 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 one 0 0 0 0 -8 0 -one
S. Lewis two 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 one 0 0 0 0 -3 0 one
Total 51/86 18/34 11/16 9 39 48 3. 4 sixteen 3 eleven 4 131


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