Spurs 154, Thunder 147: What they said after the game

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San Antonio Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge scored a career-high 56 points and the Spurs overcame Russell Westbrook's triple-double to outlast the Oklahoma City Thunder 154-147 in double-overtime.

San Antonio set a franchise record by making its first 14 3-pointers and was 16 of 19 overall from the three-point line.

Here is a sampling of what the teams said following the thrilling double-overtime win:


Gregg Popovich:

"This is one of those things where people will say we won the game and they lost the game, or we had more energy, or we did this, or we did that, but you know that’s not true. Both teams competed as best they possibly could. It was a great game to be a part of.”

LaMarcus Aldridge:

“Late in the game – I guess I had forty-something and they were doubling and I spun to the baseline, stepped back, and when that went in I was like, ‘Oh, this is one of those nights where it just feels good out there.”

Derrick White:

“That was a big win for us, especially coming off of last night when we really didn’t come ready. They’re a tough team and it took two overtimes, but we got the win.”


Billy Donovan:

“We had some turnovers, we didn’t get back in transition, we let [Marco] Belinelli get going, and then [Patty] Mills made one. And it went from a two-point game, right to 9, right to 11. Then we cut it to 7, I think, at the half and then it was pretty much 11 or 14 for most of the third. And then, we kind of kept chipping away and got back in it and made some plays – made some shots."

Steven Adams:

“There are so many different things that played into it. One of the main things was probably their three-point shooting, honestly. [It was] pretty high. We could have probably made them miss a little bit more."

Terrance Ferguson:

“We competed until the end. It was a high scoring, but obviously we didn’t come away with the ‘W,’ so it’s not sitting right.”