LaMarcus Aldridge Leads Spurs to 95-87 Victory Over Celtics

By George Middleton

Going into Sunday’s game against Boston, LaMarcus Aldridge was quiet. In the first two games he averaged 10.5 points on 39 percent field goals. Aldridge woke up in the Spurs 95-87 victory over Boston, as he went for 24 points, 14 rebounds, and five assists.

The Spurs had a terrific start to the game as they led 44-31 at the half. The Spurs defense was stingy throughout the night allowing the Celtics to shoot 36 percent in the game. The Celtics did have a strong second half with 56 points.

Kawhi Leonard finished the game with 19 points. Danny Green struggled shooting the ball going 2-for-10 from the field, finishing with four points. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker were also quiet as they combined for 13 points in the game.

The Celtics made things interesting late, as they only trailed 86-82 with just under three minutes to play in the game. San Antonio ended the game with a 9-5 run.

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The Spurs bench was terrific going for 35 points. Manu Ginobili led the bench scoring with 13 points and he also added eight rebounds. Boris Diaw added 10 points and four assists.

San Antonio must do a better job of limiting mistakes, as they finished with 18 turnovers.

Marcus Smart (17 points) and Avery Bradley (18 points) led the Celtics in scoring. Isaiah Thomas had his worst game of the season, as he finished 4-for-18 from the field, going for 15 points.

The Celtics made 6-for-29 three point field goals in the game.

Up next for the Spurs are the New York Knicks on Monday night. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30pm ET.

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