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LaMarcus Aldridge Leads Spurs to a 106-79 Win Against Nets

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Jan 11, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young (30) defends San Antonio Spurs center Boris Diaw (33) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 11, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young (30) defends San Antonio Spurs center Boris Diaw (33) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports /
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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.

Kawhi Leonard wound up with 17 points and eight rebounds. Boris Diaw and Boban Marjanovic scored 11 points off the bench for San Antonio.

The Spurs bench outscored the Nets’ bench 50-26 in the contest.

Brook Lopez led the Nets with 18 points on 8-0f-17 shooting. Joe Johnson was terrific with 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting. The Nets were without Jarrett Jack who is out for the season with a torn ACL.

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.

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