The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 123-83 on October 29, 2023, in a blowout victory that was highlighted by a disappointing performance from Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama.
Wembanyama, who is considered to be the most hyped prospect since LeBron James, finished the game with just 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting, five rebounds, two assists, and one block. He also committed five turnovers, which was a team-high.
The Clippers’ defense was a big factor in Wembanyama’s struggles. They were physical with him from the start and made it difficult for him to get open looks. Wembanyama also had trouble finding his rhythm on offense, as he often looked lost and indecisive.
Despite Wembanyama’s struggles, the Spurs were still competitive in the first half. They trailed by just 19 points at halftime, but the Clippers pulled away in the second half thanks to a balanced scoring attack.
Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers with 25 points, while Paul George added 22 points and Russell Westbrook chipped in with 19 points. The Clippers also had seven players finish in double figures.
The Spurs were led by Devin Vassell, who scored 14 points, and Cedi Osman, who added 12 points.
Overall, it was a disappointing night for Wembanyama and the Spurs. However, it is important to remember that Wembanyama is still just 19 years old and this is his first season in the NBA. He is still learning and growing, and he will have many more opportunities to showcase his skills.