Aldridge’s 56 helps Spurs out­last Thun­der in 2OT

The Island Packet - - Sports -

The Spurs started hot­ter than ever from 3-point range at home Thurs­day night.

When that wasn’t enough to put away the Ok­la­homa City Thun­der, San An­to­nio got the ex­tra push it needed from its big man in the mid­dle.

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.

“He car­ried us,” Spurs point guard Der­rick White said. “It was fun to watch.” 76ers: Cen­ter Joel Em­biid sat out the 76ers’ game Fri­day night against At­lanta be­cause of a sore left an­kle. Em­biid hurt his an­kle in a loss to Wash­ing­ton on Wed­nes­day night. Em­biid was one of the fi­nal play­ers to leave the court dur­ing warmups and shot long jumpers wear­ing “Trust the Process” sneak­ers. Griz­zlies: The team an­nounced that guard/for­ward Dil­lon Brooks is ex­pected to miss the re­main­der of the sea­son due to a rup­tured lig­a­ment in his right big toe. Brooks un­der­went surgery Fri­day. The Griz­zlies said Brooks should have a full re­cov­ery in time for the 201920 train­ing camp.

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