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Spurs guard Dejounte Murray’s wild stat line not even Tony Parker ever did

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The San Antonio Spurs failed to defend their homecourt against the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, 125-121. On a night LeBron James sat out due to an injury, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook still proved to be too much for the Spurs’ side.

As a silver lining, Dejounte Murray’s statistical marvel gave fans more reasons to feel optimistic about the Spurs’ youth movement. In 40 minutes of playing time, Murray recorded a triple-double unlike anything in the franchise’s history.

Even the great Tony Parker wasn’t able to pull off such a feat. Then again, Parker has so much more accolades that make him the greatest point guard who ever played for the Spurs. So this doesn’t really make a dent in his legacy.

After years of parading some veteran-laded rosters, the team begins its shift to a more youthful squad this season. At the forefront of their attack is the 25-year-old Murray, who’s been groomed to take over the reins at the right time.

After four games, Murray’s all-around talent has been on full display, averaging 15.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 9.0 assists, and 2.3 steals per contest. There’s not a lot of pressure on Murray’s shoulders at this point, so he’s free to test the limits of his game.

Furthermore, Gregg Popovich isn’t expected to be on the Spurs’ bench for the next decade or even half of it, so Murray should absorb as much knowledge as possible while the legendary coach is still at the helm. The hope for San Antonio fans is for Dejounte Murray to evolve into a top-caliber court general on the same level as Tony Parker.