What a game! San Antonio couldn’t get anything going the night before against the Memphis Grizzlies in a tough 96-86 defeat but there’s nothing like a little home cooking to get the team rolling. The Spurs were on fire from deep to start the game as they went 10-10 from 3 in the first half en route to finishing 16-19 at 85 percent for the duration of the game. LaMarcus Aldridge turned back the clock with his first 50 point game of his career as he finished with 56 points and just dominated the block all game long. Seeing these type of shooting numbers one would think that the Spurs dominated the whole game but this is the NBA and OKC has a lot of talent as the Thunder roared back from a 16 point 3rd quarter deficit and were down 12 entering the 4th as San Antonio seemed to forget how to move the ball to create effective offense as the Thunder whittled the lead down to nothing and we had a barnburner the rest of the way. DeMar had 2 chances to win the game in the waning seconds of regulation and the first overtime but took a couple of very contested shots which clanged off the rim. Thank God forDerrick White as he made a bunch of clutch plays both in regulation and overtime with a huge 3 at the end of regulation to put the team up 3 and a tremendous block on Jerian Grant in overtime to preserve the lead. Hopefully he continues to develop his game and becomes a staple for the team throughout the year as he is the future. In the end the home court advantage and LaMarcus just dominating the paint all game long rallied the Spurs to a huge home court victory in a playoff level game but the story of the night belongs to LaMarcus.

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