Murray, Spurs Outlast Wizards 157-153 in Double Overtime – CBS Baltimore

WASHINGTON (AP) – Dejounte Murray had 31 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs overtook the Washington Wizards on Friday night in the highest-scoring game in the NBA this season, 157-153 in double extra time.

Keldon Johnson scored a career-high 32 points, and Jakob Poeltl added a career-high 28 points for Spurs. They won five of seven to get coach Gregg Popovich in round one to Lenny Wilkens’ NBA record win of 1,335.

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Kyle Kuzma went on to top his season with 36 points for the Wizards, who eventually ran out of gas in the second overtime of this exciting playoff tie between the teams.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 24 points, and Raul Neto had a season-high 22 points and 9 assists for Washington. The Wizards have fallen 3-3 since losing star Bradley Beal to left wrist surgery at the end of the season.

The Spurs’ total is the second-highest in a game this season, and the Wizards’ are the third-best. Murray missed potentially winning shots in both regulation and first extra time, but he hit two free throws with 13.6 seconds left in the second round to make his mark.

In the first extra time, Neto overcame Murray to overtake Murray with a score of 145-145 with 18.3 seconds remaining. Murray then missed a jump and Corey Kispert missed a shot 3 away at the whistle.

Spurs appeared to take control 11-0 in the fourth inning, but the Wizards closed the rule with an explosive 8-0 in the final 1:14. Caldwell-Pope tied it in a drive with 19.4 seconds remaining, and Murray missed 3 deep with 4.1 seconds remaining.

Murray scored his best first-half 20 points of the season, and he completed his double on recovery with 4:57 remaining in the third round. Soon after, Popovich let him sit and Murray didn’t rejoin the game until midway through the fourth inning.

After his first All-Star appearance, Murray has hit 12 triple-doubles this season and 16 in his career, both of which are franchise highs.

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The biggest lead for either team was an 11-point advantage for San Antonio early in the third half, but the Wizards responded with a 17-3 lead led by Kuzma, who either scored or assisted. on six consecutive baskets.

Spurs took a 75-71 lead after a defenseless first half, with the Wizards making 11 of 18 three-point efforts but San Antonio countered with a 44-24 scoring advantage.


Spurs: Lonnie Walker IV scored 23 points. … Murray’s 20 first-half points match his and the team’s all-time high. He also had 20 on November 16 in a loss to the Clippers. … Josh Richardson had a sore right shoulder that he woke up to on Friday, Popovich said.

Mage: Daniel Gafford has 17 points, Deni Avdija has 14, Corey Kispert has 12 and Ish Smith has 10.… C Thomas Bryant, who has started the last nine games, came on from the bench after being dislodged. right ankle tendon in training. … Kristaps Porzingis, acquired in an indefinite deal with Dallas, remains sidelined with a bruise on his right knee and coach Wes Unseld Jr said the team will not be in a hurry to return.


Spurs: In Miami on Saturday night.

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Wizards: In Cleveland on Saturday night. Murray, Spurs Outlast Wizards 157-153 in Double Overtime – CBS Baltimore

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