Stephon Castle Shines as Spurs Dominate Team China

Stephon Castle Shines as Spurs Dominate Team China
Image Credit: Stephon Castle China

Stephon Castle guided the San Antonio Spurs to a winning score of 89-67 against Team China in the California Classic Summer League on Tuesday at Golden 1 Center. Castle’s 18 points led the way for the Spurs in a strong showing.

Strong Start and Defense

The Spurs started off well, finishing the first quarter with a 29-20 advantage. Although China reduced the difference to three points at halftime, the Spurs’ defense became stronger in the third quarter, limiting China to only seven points. San Antonio’s strong defensive play helped them increase their lead to 13 points going into the last quarter. The Spurs stayed concentrated in the fourth quarter and sealed a comfortable 22-point victory.

Standout Performances

Castle’s six rebounds, five assists, and three steals added to his performance. Harrison Ingram displayed his versatility by contributing 16 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Jamaree Bouyea scored 14 points and dished out five assists while only turning the ball over once in 25 minutes on the court.

Team China’s Effort

In 26 minutes, Liao Sanning scored 17 points, grabbed six rebounds, and had three assists and two steals to lead Team China. Jiao Boqiao and He Xining both scored 11 points, while Yang Hansen contributed with six points and eight rebounds.

Looking Ahead

The Spurs will keep playing in the Summer League in Las Vegas on Saturday, going up against the Trail Blazers. With Castle and his fellow players playing exceptionally well, the Spurs hope to capitalize on their achievements and extend their streak of victories.

This win showcases not just Stephon Castle capabilities against team China, but also shows off the Spurs’ strength in defense and depth, creating a positive outlook for their upcoming matches in the Summer League.

Maya Rodriguez
Greetings, fellow basketball aficionados! I'm Maya Rodriguez, a storyteller at heart, weaving tales of the game I love. Specializing in women's basketball, I'm on a mission to shine a spotlight on the incredible narratives often overlooked. Through my articles, I not only break down scores and stats but also share the inspiring journeys of female athletes. Join me in celebrating the resilience, skill, and passion that define women's basketball – because every hoop deserves its heroine.

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