Steven Adams bounces back from ankle injury to spur Thunder to victory

Annette Crawford
January 14, 2019

It was just San Antonio's second loss in its last eight games. These teams meet again Saturday in Oklahoma City.

SAN ANTONIO- The Spurs started hotter than ever from 3-point range Thursday night. "He anchors us at both ends of the floor".

Dwyane Wade came up clutch down the stretch as he led the Heat with 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting to get Miami back to.500. LaMarcus Aldridge, who scored a career-high 56 points against the Thunder on Friday, finished this one with 17.

On March 23 previous year, Aldridge had set a career-high by scoring 45 points, the most by any Spurs player since Tony Parker scored 55 against the Minnesota Timberwolves in November 2008.

"I was just complaining about (not scoring 50 points) like two weeks ago", Aldridge said. George scored 30 points, and Grant added 25 points and 12 rebounds but fouled out with 25 seconds remaining in the second overtime.

Only Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson have put together a 20-10-20 performance more times than Westbrook, having done so three times to the Thunder star's two.

"I take a lot of pride (in triple-doubles)", Westbrook said. "So, I do it every night".

It was led by Schroder, who struggled mightily during the Thunder's three-game losing streak but was the catalyst of a second-half buzzsaw through the Spurs' defense.

They head for Oklahoma City for a rematch Saturday night.

LaMarcus Aldridge led the team with a career-high 56 points with nine rebounds and four assists, Derrick White added 23 points with eight assists, Marco Belinelli added 19 points off the bench while DeMar DeRozan chipped in with 16 points and 11 assists. Isiah Thomas is the only other player in National Basketball Association history to record 24 points, 24 assists and 10 assists in a game, a feat he achieved in 1986.

Thunder: San Antonio's 16 3-pointers tied the most Oklahoma City has allowed this season, which came November 19 at Sacramento.

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

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