Video: Spurs’ Rudy Gay hits game-winner at the buzzer vs. Suns
With four seconds on the clock, Gay dribbled down right above the free throw line. He pulled up and splashed a three in Kelly Oubre’s eye, beating the buzzer to win the game.
RUDY GAY FOR THE WIN, momma pic.twitter.com/ZC2mZU1mmB
— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) January 30, 2019
The Spurs ended up on top by a score of 126-14. The team had seven scorers in double digits. LaMarcus Aldridge led the way with 29 points, 14 rebounds, and four assists. Davis Bertans added 18 points and five assists.
Rudy Gay came in clutch with 16 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Marco Belinelli added 17 points off the bench. Derrick White had 15, and both Patty Mills and Brynn Forbes scored 12. The Spurs simply could not be stopped offensively.
For the Suns, six players also ended up in double digits. But it was all the Devin Booker show. He scored 38 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out seven assists. Jamal Crawford scored 22 off the bench. Mikal Bridges had 17 points and five rebounds as well. Jarrett Jackson and Kelly Oubre both scored 14, and Richaun Holmes added 10 as well.
The Spurs have found a dynamic duo in DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge this season. They both are excellent in a pick and roll set. When they both aren’t on the court, the Spurs have trouble finding a consistent scoring threat.
However, on Tuesday Rudy Gay stepped up big time to deliver. Gay has averaged 14.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists under Gregg Popovich this season. He’s found a role within the offense that he’s comfortable with and he’s thriving in it.
The Spurs are now 29-22 and sit in the 6th seed of the NBA’s Western Conference.
They will face off next against the Brooklyn Nets at home.