Nigeria’s Chimezie Metu played his second consecutive game for San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, coming off for his team’s bench in their match against Utah Jazz.
Although Jazz started the better of the two teams, having taken a 17-point lead after the 1st quarter, Spurs won the next three quarters which ended in a 6pt game, but Jazz had done enough to secure the victory by 118-112.
Metu missed his team’s first six matches, seeing a little over 6mins in their victory against Houston Rockets on Wednesday. However, today, he saw more minutes, playing for 26mins: 40s and making it count.
Seeing more minutes on the court led to more points for Metu who made double digits, scoring 10pts, 6reb and 4ast in the game to complete a very impressive display.
Although the defeat saw Spurs lose their 39th game of the season, the biggest talking point from that defeat is Greg Popovich’s team not making the NBA playoffs for the first time since 1997.
Meanwhile, Senegal’s Georges Niang was his team’s joint second-highest scorer, hitting 13 points for Jazz with 5reb after being on the court for 22mins.
Also in action and with double digits was Olumiye “Miye” Oni who made 10pts for Jazz, contributing a further 2reb and 2ast.