Playing within the offense and picking his spots beautifully, Primo finished the night with a couple of boards, an assist, and six points on 2-of-2 shooting from downtown.
In the process, Primo joined some extremely elite company, as revealed by Spurs statistician expert Jordan Howenstine during the game.
At 18 years and 340 days old, Primo became the fourth-youngest player in the NBA to hit more than one trifecta in a game. As you can see, the other three names are all legends.
Spurs fans everywhere have been calling for more Primo
Ever since his standout Summer League and impressive preseason, Spurs fans have been clamoring to see more of Joshua Primo on the court, and Gregg Popovich is finally starting to give in. The teenager played for 12:14 in Monday's win, with his previous high for a game being 4:54 in the season-opener.
Of course, Doug McDermott and Devin Vassell being out due to injury probably directly led to more time for Primo, so I'm not sure we can expect this to become commonplace. Still, Coach Popovich is seeing some special things in his newest prospect.
Ultimately, it'll be up to Popovich on whether Primo will continue to get the minutes we all feel he deserves, but it's hard to argue with the results we're seeing so far. While Joshua struggled a bit to stay in front of Bradley Beal, that's all part of the learning process. After all, Beal is a three-time All-Star for a reason.
While the stat itself might not mean much in the grand scheme, just to see Primo in a group with other huge names in NBA history is pretty cool given he's only shown up in five total games. Something tells me he'll represent the Spurs many more times in record books as he continues to develop.