Victor Wembanyama, Devonte Graham’s heroics in Spurs’ win vs. Nuggets spark proud Gregg Popovich reaction

Gregg Popovich couldn’t be any prouder of Victor Wembanyama and Devonte’ Graham for starring in the Spurs’ comeback win vs. the Nuggets.

Spurs' Gregg Popovich with hearts all over him while smiling at Victor Wembanyama and Devonte' Graham

The San Antonio Spurs, for the second consecutive season, could finish with the worst record in the Western Conference. But even though they reached the 60-loss mark for just the fourth time in franchise history, the Spurs’ players remain highly motivated. This was in full display when Victor Wembanyama and company decided not to give up despite going down by as many as 23 points against the Denver Nuggets, taking home a 121-120 win in the end.

At the 10:56 mark of the third quarter, the Nuggets went up by 23. It would have been the easier path for the Spurs if they decided to just hang their heads and accept that a loss was coming. After all, not too many people expect them to get a win, let alone against the reigning champions. But for them to rally from that point forward speaks volumes to how laser-focused this young team is on winning, making head coach Gregg Popovich feel like a proud father.

“A lot of teams that have been in this position, they just die out. These guys, you can tell, they enjoy each other, they love each other. They know they’re getting better individually and as a group,” Popovich said following the Spurs’ best win of the season, per Paul Garcia of The Spot Up Shot.

Just to put in perspective how improbable this win was for the Spurs, they did not have the services of Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson, and Jeremy Sochan, three of their best players. But as of late, San Antonio has been playing well. They have won six of their past 10 games, including huge wins against the Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, and New Orleans Pelicans, clearly trending towards a much better future.

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