LOS ANGELES: A visit to Los Angeles proved to be simply what the San Antonio Spurs wanted to snap out of an early-season stoop.
Two nights after beating the Clippers to snap a four-game shedding streak, the Spurs picked up one other win at Staples Heart on Thursday, this time defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 118-109.
LaMarcus Aldridge led San Antonio with a season-high 28 factors and was certainly one of 5 in double figures. Demar DeRozan added 19 factors and eight assists. The Spurs had been 16 of 35 on 3-pointers after making 20 from past the arc towards the Clippers.
LeBron James scored 27 factors and Anthony Davis added 23 factors and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who had their four-game profitable streak snapped.
San Antonio scored the primary 9 factors and led the complete means. Lonnie Walker IV’s jumper gave the Spurs a 84-74 lead within the third quarter earlier than the Lakers went on a 15-5 run to tie it. Montrezl Harrell’s putback off a Talen Horton-Tucker miss evened it at 89 with 1:04 remaining earlier than the Spurs regained management.
The Spurs largest benefit was 15 factors late within the first quarter and so they had been up 65-56 at halftime.
POPOVICH SOUNDS OFF
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who hasn’t held again in expressing his views about President Donald Trump, stated he believed Trump loved Wednesday’s revolt, the place a violent mob loyal to the President stormed the U.S. Capitol to delay Congress from certifying the outcomes of Novembers election.
I imagine with all my coronary heart that Trump loved it, Popovich stated 90 minutes earlier than tipoff. They talked in regards to the police and the way simple it was and the obstacles had been pulled and so they simply walked proper in. That doesnt occur until theres a wink and a nod someplace. That simply doesnt occur. Its by no means occurred at any protest anybodys ever been to.
Thats why I dont assume its to date fetched for individuals to start out speaking in regards to the 25th modification. We all know it most likely wont occur.
Gamers and coaches from each groups locked arms in a circle at midcourt through the nationwide anthem.
Spurs: Drew Eubanks (well being and security protocols), Quinndary Weatherspoon (knee) and Derrick White (toe) had been inactive.
Lakers: Alex Caruso returned after being held out 5 video games because of the leagues COVID-19 protocols and scored eight factors in 20 minutes. … Guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed his third consecutive sport resulting from an ankle harm.
Spurs: Journey to Minnesota on Saturday for the primary of two straight video games towards the Timberwolves.
Lakers: Host the Chicago Bulls on Friday evening. Los Angeles is 0-1 through the second sport of back-to-back video games.
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