Great Start, Boys
Now do it again
The Spurs blew out the terrible Magic in the opener, behind 19 from Devin Vassell, but it was not really like he led the team. The win was a series of moments in which one of the baby stars (small ‘s’) took the reins for a while and showed out. Yes, DV did grab a couple of highlights for himself by stealing the ball and getting a dunk and then hitting a three to beat the buzzer a few moments later.
Seven dudes were in double-figures. That is partly because the Magic are bad, but also because there was a lot of good stuff from a balanced attack. We saw some of that Doug McDermott spot-up stuff we wanted, but he also mixed in an up-and-under on a drive that is a bonus from him. Is he getting that against an Anthony Davis? I don’t know. It really does not matter at this very moment.
The Playoffs are about finding A Guy, the regular season is about building consistency and belief and rhythm. So far, so good.