Steven Adams bounces back from ankle injury to spur Thunder to victory

Behind LaMarcus Aldridge’s career-best 56, Spurs outlast Thunder in 2OT

It was never going to live up to the hype of their first encounter, but the Oklahoma City Thunder got one back as they downed the San Antonio Spurs 122-112 at home on Saturday.

The matchup went into double-overtime and packed the energy and intensity of nothing short of a high-stakes playoff game, with the Spurs ending up on the winning side of an astronomical 154-147 scoreline.

On March 23 previous year, Aldridge had set a career-high by scoring 45 points, the most by any Spurs player since Tony Parker scored 55 against the Minnesota Timberwolves in November 2008.

LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of the National Basketball Association game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on November 14, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.

SAN ANTONIO- The Spurs started hotter than ever from 3-point range Thursday night.

Westbrook was his usual stellar self, finishing with 24 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists to lead the Thunder to the big win.

LaMarcus dropped a career-high 56 points, 16 of which came from his flawless free-throw shooting on the night.

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.

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Marco Belinelli had a season-high 24 points off the bench to lead San Antonio.

Westbrook had only three turnovers in 50 minutes.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Thunder.

Russell Westbrook has had quite a few crossovers during his career, but we haven't seen anything quite like what he did to Marco Belinelli Saturday night in some time.

Aldridge scored eight consecutive points with Adams out, but consecutive 3-pointers by Terrance Ferguson tied it again at 126. DeMar DeRozan missed a jumper at the close of regulation. Schroder's layup at the third-quarter buzzer put the Thunder up 86-80.

#1 LaMarcus Aldridge puts up a career-night and carries the Spurs through LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging nearly 20 ppg this season.

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

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