Keldon Johnson scored 33 points for San Antonio, spoiling a career milestone for former teammate DeMar DeRozan and leading the Spurs to a 129-124 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.
DeRozan had 33 points for Chicago, becoming just the 50th player in NBA history to reach 20,000.
The Spurs improved to 4-2 in what is supposed to be a rebuilding season. They earned their first home win hours after Joshua Primo was waived in a surprise move.
“We’re a family and we stay together,” Keldon Johnson said. “We went out on the court and played hard. We’ve been playing hard all year and we continued that tonight.”