The San Antonio Spurs saw six players reach double-figures in a 113-101 victory over the Portland Trailblazers on Wednesday night. This game marked the return of LaMarcus Aldridge. Mixed emotions from the fans as he heard cheers and boos, Aldridge handled it as good as you could as he expressed to NBA.Com.
“I definitely heard the cheers of the fans that showed me love and still supported me. And I heard the fans that were mad, and rightfully so. It might have been like 70-30 cheers to boos,” he said.
Aldridge finished with a season-high 23 points as he drilled his fade-away jumper down in the post. Alongside Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard whom had a scare early in the fourth quarter as he landed on his elbow after driving into the lane and finishing with a right hand dunk over Mason Plumee.
He would return two-minutes later but I assure you, every San Antonio fans heart stopped when the incident happened.
As great as Aldridge and Leonard performed, a young Manu Ginobili was all over the place. Ginobili finished with 14 points off of the bench and had some outstanding plays.
With the win, the Spurs have now won six out of their last seven games. Their record stands and 6-2 which has them sitting atop the Southwest Division.
Now onto the player grades from Wednesday nights win.
Nov 11, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) posts up against Portland Trail Blazers forward Ed Davis (17) during the third quarter at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports