With a 111-93 victory over the leading Milwaukee Bucks, the San Antonio Spurs returned to winning ways on Friday (local time) after five losses in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jakob Pjolt recorded 15 points and ten rebounds in his asset and thus became a double-double for the fifth time in the game year. The four blocks were a personal best this season, with three assists in 29:47 rounding out the 27-year-old Vienna’s stat line.
The best team in the league came to San Antonio badly weakened by substitutions. Superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo was Milwaukee’s most notable absence. The recent shock Spurs took advantage of this fact. From eleven minutes to 28:26, they did not give up the lead again. Keldon Johnson scored 29 points and Devin Vassell scored 22 for the Texans.
On Monday in San Francisco, the defending champion Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-101 for Pjolt and co.’s next opponent. Stephen Curry scored 40 points. The next disappointment, however, was experienced by the Los Angeles Lakers, who had to do without LeBron James. The 114-120 loss against the Sacramento Kings was their tenth loss in twelfth games of the season.
Friday NBA results. San Antonio Spurs (15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks in 29:47 minutes by Jakob Poeltl) – Milwaukee Bucks 111:93.