Spurs Defeat Wizards, 116-99, for first win of the season – CBS Baltimore

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Derrick White had 24 points, Dejounte Murray had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Washington Wizards 116-99 to win a row for the first time this season.

Murray has also provided eight assists for San Antonio, including six players who have scored twice and won their last head-to-head games (three in a row) over a period of time at the end of April. Jakob Poeltl had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks, becoming the first player in the 2016 NBA Draft with 2,000 rebounds and 400 saves in his career.

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Washington had an extended two-game winning streak as they ended the four-game road trip 2-2. Bradley Beal has 18 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has 17 and Spencer Dinwiddie has 16 for the Wizards. Daniel Gafford added 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Neither team scored more than 10 points during the match. San Antonio is only 8th with 18 attempts with 3 shots but 53%.

Washington came into the game with an average of 23.8 assists in their previous 10 games and continued in motion on Monday. But the Wizards were unable to stop the young Spurs squad, especially their forward duo of Murray and White, who combined 18 to 40 shots and 13 assists.


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Wizards: Washington is leading 6-6. … Montrezl Harrell had six points, five rebounds and six assists. He averaged 15.6 points and 7.8 rebounds in the previous 10 games. … After averaging 30 points in back-to-back seasons, Beal is averaging 23.2 points per game. He has scored 30 points just three times this season, but the Wizards are already 6-15 at this point last season.

Spurs: Murray comes into the game averaging 18.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 8.1 assists – all career highs -– and has a brace in five of his last six games his best. … Josh Primo, turning 19 on December 24, hit 3s in a row for the second quarter. Only Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady and LeBron James have more 3-pointers in a game at a younger age. Primo finished with six points. … Devin Vassell missed the game for the second straight time after bruising his right thigh against Atlanta on Nov. 24.… Doug McDermott missed the fourth game in a row with an inflamed right knee.


Wizards: In Toronto on Sunday.

Spurs: In Portland on Thursday.

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