We lastly obtained to see it. The much-awaited matchup between the potential No. 1 and No. 2 picks within the 2023 NBA Draft. The towering 7-foot-5 Victor Wembanyama and the speedy 6-foot-3 Scoot Henderson lastly confronted one another. This was the primary of two video games scheduled for this week and it didn’t disappoint. The G-League Ignite received 122-115 in an unbelievable contest.
Scoot Henderson was completely nuclear within the first half as he went for 18 factors and hit three triples. He definitely put to mattress these issues about his capturing. The start of the sport noticed Henderson and Wembanyama go at one another a bit and it was as electrical as everybody hoped.
And whereas there might need been some issues over Henderson’s defensive depth at instances, he definitely was overestimated for this sport.
He stored feeling it within the half as he put Wembanyama in a little bit of a blender right here and hit a stepback three with supreme confidence.
Victor was not going to be outdone although as he notched two blocks proper out of the gate and obtained this alley-oop.
Wembanyama obtained into some foul hassle within the first half and needed to sit a bit longer than anticipated. He completed with 9 factors, two blocks, a turnover, and a rebound within the half. It must also be famous that this French Metropolitans 92 group has by no means performed with NBA guidelines on an NBA courtroom so there may be an adjustment interval and that ought to present itself within the rematch on Thursday.
Haven’t any worry although, as Wembanyama got here out within the second half completely firing. He had an early sequence that was described fairly eloquently by CBS Sports activities’s Kyle Boone.
Scoot was not going to be outdone although as he put a slick transfer on Wembanyama to get a straightforward bucket.
Wembanyama had some good moments. That features this nigh unguardable transfer he did on a face-up towards one other massive man.
Scoot Henderson discovered the arduous approach within the fourth quarter. You CAN NOT summit Mount Wembanyama:
This sport lived as much as the hype and in some way exceeded it. The shotmaking was wonderful and the highest two draft picks have been clearly the perfect gamers on the courtroom. Henderson completed with 28 factors on 11-of-21 capturing, 2-of-3 from three, 5 rebounds, and 9 assists. Wembanyama was simply as beastly on the stat sheet. He had 37(!) factors on 11-20 capturing, 7-of-11 from deep (in his first sport capturing from the NBA three), 4 rebounds, one steal, and 5 blocks with two coming towards Henderson.
We get a rematch on Thursday and if it’s something like this sport, then everybody ought to buckle up. As a result of it’s going to be one other enjoyable experience.