ALDRIDGE LEADS SPURS’ EIGHTH WIN IN A ROW
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.
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.
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.