LaMarcus Aldridge Drops 5️⃣6️⃣, Russell Westbrook Dishes 2️⃣4️⃣ Dimes in 2OT

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The Spurs scored a season-high 70 points in the first half behind flawless 10-of-10 shooting from long distance - riding Aldridge and Marco Belinelli to a 70-63 advantage at the break.

Head to head, the under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings, the Spurs are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall but just 5-15 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Oklahoma City.

"Well, he's been a beast all year long", Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. He did it last year and he is doing it this year too.

The two teams square off again on Saturday in Oklahoma City. Paul George led the team in scoring with 30 points on 11 of 25 shooting, Russell Westbrook racked up a triple-double of 24 points with 13 rebounds and 24 assists while Jerami Grant chipped in with 25 points and 12 rebounds. On a night when Popovich moved past Jerry Sloan to No. 3 on the NBA's career wins list, with 1,222, the Spurs were propelled by an aspect of the game their coach has often said he dislikes.

The Other Guys. Seven Spurs scored in double-figures, including Aldridge (56), Derrick White (23), Belinelli (19), DeRozan (16), Bryn Forbes (14), Patty Mills (14), and Davis Bertans (12).

That's what LaMarcus Aldridge's Portland Trail Blazers teammates used to shout when Aldridge got the ball - usually in the mid-range or in the post - before he devoured his opponent.

"I was just complaining about two weeks ago that I feel that it should have happened in my career", Aldridge said. Aldridge also knocked in 16-of-16 free throws and hit clutch shots down the stretch.

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Westbrook had only three turnovers in 50 minutes. "So, I do it every night". San Antonio finished the game 16-for-19 from 3-point range, making 84.2 percent. Their three-point onslaught continued after halftime, as they hit four more to start 14-of-14 before finally misfiring.

Oklahoma City rallied and tied it at 114 with six minutes remaining in regulation when Steven Adams made consecutive follows off misses by Westbrook.

With the Spurs up 130-128, Belinelli had the ball stolen at midcourt, leading to a tying layup by Grant with 5.6 seconds left.

San Antonio's DeMar DeRozan had a chance to win the game at the end of the fourth quarter but missed a short jumper at the buzzer.

While Aldridge thrived in overtime, Westbrook struggled, failing to score in either extra period.

DeRozan finished with 16 points and 11 assists, but shot 7 for 22 from the field.

Such a brilliant night for Aldridge seemed nearly inconceivable in November, when the veteran suffered through a shooting slump that saw him score six points on 3-of-12 shooting against the Phoenix Suns and 10 points on 3-of-15 shooting in 38 minutes against the Clippers on back-to-back nights. After the Spurs essentially abandoned the 3-pointer after their hot start, White drained a 3 to put San Antonio up 129-126.

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