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End of season for Victor Wembanyama, preserved for Spurs’ last NBA game

He concluded his first NBA year with an impressive match (34 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists) and a prestigious victory (121-120), in front of his audience, against the Denver Nuggets, reigning champions and then leaders of the Conference. west.

Frenchman Victor Wembanyama will not play the last meeting of the San Antonio Spurs’ North American League regular season, Sunday April 14, against the Detroit Pistons (at 9:30 p.m. Paris time). The French basketball player suffers from a painful ankle and his club has chosen to preserve him.

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“Wemby”, 20 years old, should undoubtedly be named “rookie of the year” (best beginner), with a first season averaging 21.4 points per game, 10.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists.

Strong expectations

The native of Chesnay (Yvelines) landed across the Atlantic last year, as number 1 in the Draft – this sort of scholarship for young players wishing to join the NBA. The expectations for him were high and the young man did not disappoint them, despite a complicated exercise for his team, which finished at the bottom of the ranking in the West.

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For his latest performance, Friday, against the Nuggets, the 2.24 meter giant largely contributed to his team’s victory, after managing to overcome a 23-point deficit. He notably scored 17 points in just three minutes in the third quarter.

The World with AFP

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