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San Antonio Spurs: 3 stars from Spurs slump-busting win against Dallas

Apr 11, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan (10) drives to the basket as Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) defends during the first quarter at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 11, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan (10) drives to the basket as Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) defends during the first quarter at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 11, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV (1) shoots past Dallas Mavericks forward Nicolo Melli (44) during the first
Apr 11, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV (1) shoots past Dallas Mavericks forward Nicolo Melli (44) during the first

Lonnie Walker makes a statement in his second game back

There might have been some rust lingering when Lonnie took the floor in Denver on Friday night but he looked back to the dangerous blur we’ve come to know and appreciate over the past few seasons.

Walker played well, he contributed a valuable 5-8 shooting from the field and totaled 13 points for a Spurs bench that sorely needed his scoring. But his greatest impact was wrecking poor Nicolò Melli on his way to one of the best dunks we’ve seen in the NBA this season.

LONNIE WALKER DESTROYED HIM ? #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/aFvHEuPxoM

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 12, 2021

Lonnie is the most athletic player the Spurs have on their roster and there have been what seems like hundreds of opportunities for him to throw down a dunk like this. To see him finally unload on someone is just so wonderful to see. DeMar encapsulated what Lonnie means perfectly when he spoke to Tom Orsborn after the game.

“He is kind of like Flash. He can be all over the place, offensively, defensively, and always can spark something to give us the energy we need. (That dunk) is just a prime example of what Lonnie can do for this team.”

Next: Dejounte continues to dominate

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