Romeo Langford Scores Career-High 23 Points for Spurs
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The San Antonio Spurs faced off against the New York Knicks on Thursday night, with both teams eager to secure a win. The Knicks were hoping to snap a four-game losing streak, while the Spurs were looking to continue their strong start to the season.
In the end, it was the Spurs who came out on top, defeating the Knicks 122-115. Leading the way for San Antonio was Keldon Johnson, who had a standout performance with 30 points. Johnson was a key player for the Spurs, shooting an impressive 50% from the field and sinking six three-pointers.
“One of the key points to winning was just being physical because they are a really physical team,” San Antonio guard Romeo Langford said. for ESPN “You’ve to praise Keldon, Stanley (Johnson) and Jeremy (Sochan) for carrying the load against Randle tonight.
I felt like they were very physical, they were fouling, but at least they weren’t making it easy for him. That just carried over for everybody else to be physical”. For the Spurs, who were without injured starter Devin Vassell, Langford added a career-high 23 points.
Maturity of players in handling fouls
“A lot of guys, if they get two quick ones, they are out for the game no matter what,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said to ESPN. “They come in and they’re not aggressive and it just kind of plays with their head.
He showed some good maturity by staying in it and playing at both ends of the court even though he had those quick fouls”. “We scored 115 points, that’s enough,” Thibodeau said to ESPN. “We talk about what goes into winning: defense, rebounding and low turnovers.
That puts you in position to win. Everyone is capable of playing defense, everyone is capable of rebounding, everyone is capable of taking care of the ball. So, when you’re down players, your margin of error is smaller, but the intensity, if you do those other things, if we do those things as a team, we can beat anybody”.