Victor Wembanyama drops career-high 38 points in a 131-121 win for the Spurs over the Suns, as he's only the second rookie to EVER score 100 or more points in his first five NBA games

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  • The 19-year-old, Frenchman had 20 points to his sanction successful nan first half alone 
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By Alastair Talbot For Dailymail.Com

Published: 01:05 EDT, 3 November 2023 | Updated: 01:10 EDT, 3 November 2023

Rookie Victor Wembanyama scored a season-high 38 points successful a 131-121 triumph complete nan Phoenix Suns, arsenic he's now totaled 103 points successful his first five NBA games - being nan only rookie, on pinch David Robinson, to people 100 aliases much points successful that span.    

The 19-year-old, hoops sensation had a fistful of item plays, including a flying-down-the-lane-for-a-dunk move successful nan 2nd quarter, arsenic he had 20 points to himself unsocial successful nan first half. 

The 7-foot-4 Frenchman changeable 15 of 26 from nan section and had 10 rebounds successful Thursday night's distant victory. 

But it was his poise down nan agelong that mightiness person been astir impressive. 

Wemby, who tin alternatively play arsenic a powerfulness guardant aliases center, deed a 3-pointer, made 3 free throws, dunked and deed an 18-foot jumper during nan decisive run. 

Victor Wembanyama had a career-high 38 points against nan Suns successful a 131-121 triumph for nan Spurs

Wembanyama, 19, shot 15 of 26 from nan section while being guarded by nan Suns' Josh Okogie

Phoenix's Devin Booker returned from a sprained ankle and astir had a triple double pinch 31 points, 13 assists and 9 rebounds. But it wasn't capable for nan Suns, who had 14 turnovers. Kevin Durant had 28 points. 

It was nan 2nd clip successful 3 days nan Spurs hit nan Suns successful Phoenix. 

San Antonio shocked Phoenix 115-114 connected Tuesday night, erasing a 20-point shortage and scoring nan winning handbasket aft Keldon Johnson stole nan shot from Durant successful nan last seconds and made a contested layup pinch 1.2 seconds left. 

On Thursday, it looked arsenic if San Antonio would triumph successful a blowout. 

The Spurs led 13-0 aft nan Suns missed their first 5 shots and ne'er trailed. San Antonio pushed its advantage to 27 points midway done nan 2nd quarter, taking advantage of sloppy Phoenix play connected some ends of nan floor. 

Wemby had 20 points successful nan first half alone, while besides adding 2 blocks to his crazy stat line

Suns prima and two-time NBA champ' Kevin Durant greets Wembanyama aft nan Spurs' victory

The Spurs led 75-55 astatine nan break aft Wembanyama deed back-to-back 3s precocious successful nan 2nd quarter.

Booker made a 3-pointer that trim it to 14 points going into nan 4th quarter. 

The Suns continued their methodical push passim nan 4th Bates-Diop’s dunk connected an assistance from Booker trim it to 111-108 pinch 6:04 left. 

Up adjacent for nan Spurs: nan Toronto Raptors astatine location connected Sunday. 

The Suns, meanwhile, will recreation to Philadelphia to return connected Joel Embiid and Co., besides connected Sunday. 

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