The San Antonio Spurs will not go down. On Monday night, the Spurs picked up their eighth straight win as they beat the Brooklyn Nets 106-79. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Aldridge made 12-of-17 from the field and didn’t commit a single turnover in 28 minutes.
It was the first game for Brooklyn since coach Lionel Hollins was fired. Brooklyn has lost five straight games and 10 in a row at home.
After leading 45-38 at the half, the Spurs outscored the Nets 32-18 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach. San Antonio used a 27-9 run in the quarter to go up by 22 points.
San Antonio shot 54 percent from the field and had 27 assists. The Nets shot a respectable 45 percent but they ended with 19 turnovers leading to 30 Spurs points. The Spurs outrebounded the Nets 40-30 in the win.
The Spurs bench outscored the Nets’ bench 50-26 in the contest.
With the win, the Spurs swept the season series against Brooklyn. On October 30, the Spurs beat the Nets 102-75.
The Spurs are now 11-6 on the road. San Antonio has 14 wins by at least 20 points this season, two of them are against Brooklyn.
Up next for the Spurs are the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The matchup is set to begin at 7:30pm ET.