San Antonio came out with a 118-108 win in Game 3 against Denver with Derrick White leading the Spurs. White had a career-high 36 points on 15-for-21 shooting, five assists, five rebounds, three steals and one block.
“Derrick White came out like he hadn’t eaten in two days, he came out hungry, he came out pissed off and he sent a very loud and clear message. That was a hell of a performance from a young player.”
Nuggets coach Mike Malone praising Derrick White’s Game 3 performance.
During the post game interview, White credits G League experience for his career performance in Game 3 win.
“I think the G League last year was huge. Everybody said I didn’t have playoff experience, but I did this in the G League. It was big for my development, as far as what works and doesn’t work.”
An injury to Dejounte Murray prompted Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to give the 6-4 player a shot at the point guard position. White, 24, is in his second NBA season, playing just 17 games as a rookie in 2017-18 with 24 games in the G League.