Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili all sat out for the San Antonio Spurs as they saw their team romp the Philadelphia Sixers 119-68 Monday night.
It was a game that all Spurs fans were wanting to see from LaMarcus Aldridge. Aldridge led the Spurs with 26 points and nine rebounds in just 21-minutes of play. Tony Parker pitched in 12 points and did not have a single turnover.
Though Aldridge had his best game of the season, it was Boban Marjanovic who set his career-high with 18 points and a dunk that almost to the lives of two Sixers players.
Going into the game everyone knew that the Spurs would have their way with the Sixers. Entering the game with a 1-17 record, it was ugly from the start. Philadelphia saw first hand why San Antonio has the best defense in the league.
With Duncan and Leonard both out of the starting-lineup, defense still prevailed. Only giving up 68 points–their best of the season thus far, the Spurs offense lit it up as well shooting 61.8 percent from the floor.
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A game in which I would of loved to be talking about Danny Green finding his groove did not happen. Green played 18 minutes and attempted three shots. His lone made basket was a three pointer.
With the route starting early on, Spurs fans had a chance to see some of the newer faces on the floor for longer lengths rather than garbage time, even though after the first quarter, it was garbage time.
The win marks the Spurs best margin of victory in franchise history.