Regardless of the team you were supporting, the evening was full of highs and lows.
In a 115-114 loss on Tuesday, the Phoenix Suns witnessed the San Antonio Spurs blow a 20-point lead right in front of their eyes. The matchup was highlighted by players like Kevin Durant and Victor Wembanyama, thus spectators received their money’s worth during the game.
Wembanyama, who was primarily guarded by Durant, ended the game with a total of 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 blocks. He also had a few good plays.
The two superstars have a number of traits, and Wembanyama even went so far as to declare Durant his former player of choice.
Although Durant was able to give Wembanyama a couple “welcome to the NBA” moments, the Suns forward had a few highlight plays on him:
Durant finished with seven assists in addition to 26 points.
“He is a unique player. He is going to be a force in this league for a long time. Once he continues to get experience under his belt, he is going to get even better,” said Durant when asked about facing Wembanyama.
Wembanyama gave it back to you:
“It is special. He is really a problem and I can see that. His teammates really look for him. They make him a problem too. The way they set up the plays and they try to look for him. I definitely think he is the hardest player to guard. I just played against him once and I know I haven’t seen everything from him but I think he is up there.”
The teams will play again on Thursday, but after their first of many confrontations, Durant and Wembanyama immediately displayed some respect for one another.