The San Antonio Spurs are back and this time, they start with a win.
The Spurs took down the Kings Friday night in the NBA Bubble over in Orlando, with a score of 129-120. Leading the charge was DeMar DeRozan, who put up 27 points. Right behind him was Derrick White, who scored 26 of his own.
Here is a small sample of what the teams said after the game:
Gregg Popovich: "All in all, a lot of people stepped up with those guys all out. So, they should enjoy this tonight. Enjoy it in the morning and then forget about it and get ready for the next one.”
Derrick White: "Every time we come out here, we compete and hopefully good things happen for us. I'm just playing my game, being aggressive. That pretty much was my mindset going into this game."
DeMar DeRozan: "It's definitely fun. They (young players) make me feel old but they keep me young. Just seeing those guy going out there and competing. Trying to understand when they do make mistakes."
Luke Walton: "They (Spurs) got a couple big ones down the stretch, but for the most part with our guys it was pretty much even across the board on the rebounding."
De’Arron Fox: "But at the end of the day, the starting group, we can’t start like that, having to fight back. And then that the fourth quarter they (Spurs) just executed down the stretch better than we did."
Bogdan Bogdanovic: "It’s pretty hard, especially the opening game, but that’s a tournament. That’s what I was talking about earlier and we have to keep our heads up, watch the tape and be ready for the next game."
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