ALDRIDGE LEADS SPURS’ EIGHTH WIN IN A ROW

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new york» LaMar­cus Aldridge had 25 points and 11 re­bounds as the Spurs ex­tended their win­ning streak to eight with a 106-79 vic­tory Mon­day night over Brook­lyn in the Nets’ first game since an or­ga­ni­za­tional shake-up.

A day af­ter coach Lionel Hollins was fired and gen­eral man­ager Billy King re­as­signed, the Nets dropped their 10th con­sec­u­tive game at home and fifth in a row over­all.

Kawhi Leonard added 17 points for the Spurs.

MON­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

John Wall had 17 points and 10 as­sists to help the banged-up Wizards pull away from the Bulls for a 114-100 vic­tory. The Wizards led by as many as 18 points while play­ing with­out key per­form­ers Marcin Gor­tat, Kris Humphries and Bradley Beal. Gor­tat was scratched with a sore left knee, Humphries missed his fourth straight game with a sore right knee and Beal re­mains out with a stress re­ac­tion in his lower right leg. Derrick Rose scored 23 points to lead Chicago.

FOOT­NOTE

Pon­dex­ter out for sea­son. Pel­i­cans for­ward Quincy Pon­dex­ter needs left knee surgery for the se­cond time in a year, re­quir­ing him to miss the en­tire NBA sea­son.

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