DeMar DeRozan reacts to vicious 4th quarter dunk in Spurs’ tough win vs. Timberwolves
DeMar DeRozan powered the San Antonio Spurs’ amazing fourth-quarter comeback against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday at the AT&T Center. His thunderous tomahawk at the 6:30 mark of the fourth completely shifted the momentum to the home team’s favor, allowing the team to complete a rousing 111-108 win.
Here’s the breathtaking and-one 1 from the Spurs star, which rocked the Timberwolves’ defense to its core.
OH MY DEROZAN pic.twitter.com/RtLJOcms8y
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Once the final buzzer sounded, the four-time All-Star addressed what went through his head when he threw down the massive dunk en route to scoring 16 of his 30 points in that final period alone (per Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News).
“Just didn’t want to lose, man. The first three quarters were embarrassing, frustrating. In every sense of the word, we just wanted to win. We couldn’t make shots, nothing was going for us, couldn’t stop anybody. We just had to buckle down in the 4th and lay it all out there,” the Spurs guard shared.
After getting outplayed in the first three quarters, the Spurs dominated the final 12 minutes by outscoring the Timberwolves, 32-18. DeMar DeRozan had a lot to do with that, as he aggressively looked for his shot from the field, going 10-of-19 overall. He also added eight rebounds and six assists in 40 minutes.
San Antonio also received some valuable contribution from Jakob Poeltl, who had 19 points and eight boards. For his part, Dejounte Murray pitched in 15 points. The win improved the Spurs’ record to 12 wins in 22 games, good for eighth place in the Western Conference Standings.
After the game, DeRozan also made sure to address his doubters (and Fred VanVleet), claiming he “still got it when need be”.