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:
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."
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.