LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 39 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 121-112 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.
Point guard Dejounte Murray had a career-high 10 assists along with 17 points and eight rebounds. The 22-year-old played 26 minutes as San Antonio continues to restrict his minutes after he missed last season following right knee surgery.
DeMar DeRozan added 16 points and nine assists for the Spurs (5-3), who had a season-high 32 assists and snapped a two-game skid.
Here's a small sample of what the teams said after the game:
“I think we were just more aggressive on both ends of the court.”
“LaMarcus [Aldridge] obviously was a beast, he was really good."
"I just want to do what I can do for my team and try to come out with wins.”
“I think this was the first game we had that wasn’t within five or six points at the end. It’s big for us."
"I thought to start the game there were a couple of times we were a little late getting back to him (LaMarcus Aldridge) and I thought that helped him get into his rhythm."
“I think they got a couple of offensive rebounds and a lot of threes. I think we held them to six threes in the first half. In the second half they had a lot of threes, offensive rebounds, like I said, and LaMarcus Aldridge obviously got hot.”
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(AP contributed to this post)