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Spurs 107, Clippers 97: What they said after the game

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli, behind, of Italy, and guard Derrick White, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

LaMarcus Aldridge and Derrick White each had 17 points, and the San Antonio Spurs beat Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers 107-97 on Friday night.

The Spurs stopped the Clippers’ seven-game win streak in Leonard’s second appearance in San Antonio as an opponent. Leonard finished with 19 points on 8-for-23 shooting.

San Antonio had lost two straight and 12 of 14, but found its footing against Los Angeles.

Here is a small sample of what the teams said after the game:

SPURS

Gregg Popovich: “Everybody, right down the line, everybody was aggressive, picking up the way we need to."

Jakob Poeltl: "We had a couple of stretches tonight where we put great runs together and really came out strong with energy on the defensive end."

DeMar DeRozan: "I think we were in our defense, and I played aggressive defensively."

CLIPPERS

Doc Rivers: "We weren’t playing well. I don’t know if we even had any energy or whatever, but give them (Spurs) credit."

Patrick Beverley: "Like I said, they (Spurs) played hard, they wanted it more, and it showed tonight."

Kawhi Leonard: “We made improvements. We came out of the road trip winning two out of three. It’s better than where we were.”

The Spurs will next face the Pistons on Dec. 1.

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