DeMar DeRozan doesn’t want Spurs to call Batman to save season
DeMar DeRozan believes the San Antonio Spurs don’t need some sort of divine intervention to salvage their 2020-21 season. After dropping their fifth game in a row on Friday following a close 121-119 loss to the Denver Nuggets, the four-time All-Star said the team just needs to dig deep to get out of the funk they’re currently in.
“We are not putting a Batman sign up in the sky, waiting on Bruce Wayne to come. We are definitely going to figure it out,” DeRozan said, per Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express.
DeRozan and the Spurs were actually in the top eight of the stacked Western Conference before the All-Star break. But the team has been unable to sustain their strong start and have gone 2-8 in their last 10 games. San Antonio had a shot of tying the ball game at the end of regulation against the Nuggets on Friday but missed several opportunities. Down by just two points with under seven seconds left, the door was wide open for the Spurs after Michael Porter Jr.’s missed free throw.
Spurs rookie Kelden Johnson tried to play hero but his shot was blocked. Dejounte Murray and DeRozan each had an opportunity to tie the ball game but also blew their chances. The Spurs are still in the runnin for that play-in tournament, sitting 9th in the West with a 24-26 slate.
The way the Spurs-Nuggets game ended is too stressful to watch. 😰 pic.twitter.com/HtAdgRP1dY
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) April 10, 2021
They still have a lot of games to build enough momentum and possibly sneak back to the top 8. DeRozan, for his part, has done his best to keep things afloat for the Spurs. However, it will take more of a team effort for San Antonio to get back in the hunt.