About Last Night: Epic night in San Antonio

About Last Night: Epic night in San Antonio

About Last Night: Epic night in San Antonio

The Spurs went 16 for 19 from 3-point range on Thursday, but 10 for 31 on Saturday. Gregg Popovich tried to incorporate Aldridge into the Spurs' offense, rather than gearing the Spurs' offense around what Aldridge does well.

Thunder forward Abdel Nader, in his second year out of Iowa State, has provided a major boost off the bench lately.

#1 LaMarcus Aldridge puts up a career-night and carries the Spurs through LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging nearly 20 ppg this season.

Aldridge put up 56 points against the Thunder without attempting a single 3-pointer - a signature game for a veteran All-Star who's continued to thrive in an unprecedented era of youth, star talent, and shooting despite never truly adding a deep threat to his arsenal.

And that, along with the Spurs' ridiculous 3-point shooting and a massive block by White down the stretch, is what it took against a game opponent in a contest with zero margin for error. That included 20 of 33 shooting from the field and a ideal 16 of 16 from the free-throw line. Westbrook against San Antonio and Westbrook, again, in 2016 against Phoenix.

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Russell Westbrook came firing off the bench to chest bump Dennis Schroder at the end of a character-check of a third quarter on Saturday.

History was made in the Spurs' win and the game will go down as one of the most intense games in National Basketball Association history.

The Spurs led by as many as 16 points at one stage but needed a double overtime to have the better of the Thunder.

"For it to go down to the wire with a team that's hot like that, we have a lot to take away for us, for how we played", Oklahoma City forward Paul George said.

Kyrie Irving scored 22 points while adding five rebounds and five assists in a 115-99 loss to the Heat.

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Schroder entered the night shooting just 32 percent from the field in 2019 and averaging just 10.4 points, dropping his overall average to just over 15 per game.

"I'm sure I said it, but not with my mouth", Aldridge said.

The Spurs got the lead to double figures several times throughout the game with the help of making 14 straight threes to start the game.

Marco Belinelli had a season-high 24 points off the bench to lead San Antonio.

That set up a wild "finish" in which Grant's layup off a lob from Westbrook tied the game at 130 with 5.6 remaining, and DeMar DeRozan - one of the few players who didn't quite rise to the occasion - missed from midrange at the buzzer. San Antonio drilled its first 14 3-point attempts Thursday, the most by any team to begin a game over the past 20 seasons, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. DeMar DeRozan missed a jumper at the close of regulation. In total, it finished 16 of 19 from beyond the arc. Aldridge has 17,758 career points, passing Magic Johnson for 78th on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

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