The San Antonio Spurs snapped out of their five-game shedding streak with a victory towards the Dallas Mavericks. DeMar DeRozan emulated his idol Kobe Bryant and hit the game-winning mid-range shot for the victory.

This was a fairly essential victory for the Spurs, who’re at present in a play-in spot. With groups just like the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings gaining some momentum currently, this victory was important for them to not fall additional down the pecking order.

Dejounte Murray compares DeMar DeRozan to Kobe Bryant

Spurs’ Dejounte Murray just lately in contrast DeRozan to Kobe Bryant and defined why he expects the veteran to make the shot, regardless of groups doubling down on him. Murray mentioned, “If they double, we want him to take it. Kobe would have taken it with five guys on him – take that s**t.”

Murray additionally spoke in regards to the confidence he has in DeRozan and the way elated he was to lastly see the 31-year-old shoot such an iconic game-winner.

He added, “I mean, I got a lot of confidence that’s somebody that you know when we first got here and we built a relationship. I would go to the gym at night and see him practicing those shots. It’s crazy you know just to see him finally you know hit one for us. I’ve been waiting for that moment to just see him do that so you know it’s great you know we believe in him make or miss.”

LA Laker Kobe Bryant takes management of the ball throughout a follow scrimmage in on the University of Hawaii- Manoa in Honolulu, Hawaii, Friday, Oct. 7, 2005. (Photo by Robert Kratzke/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media by way of Getty Images)