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Orlando Magic vs. San Antonio Spurs: Takeaways and Star

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Feb 1, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) posts up against Orlando Magic power forward Channing Frye (8) during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 1, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) posts up against Orlando Magic power forward Channing Frye (8) during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Antonio Spurs (40-8) beat the Orlando Magic (21-26), 107-92 on Monday night. Tim Duncan missed the contest due to a knee injury. The Spurs are 26-0 at home this season.

After leading by five heading into the fourth quarter, San Antonio outscored Orlando 32-22 to put the game out of reach. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 28 points on 9-of-13 shooting. San Antonio shot 51 percent from the field and held Orlando to 41 percent. The Magic out-rebounded the Spurs 51-42 in the contest. Victor Oladipo led the Magic with 19 points, seven assists, and five steals.

Key Takeaways

-LaMarcus Aldridge was unstoppable

The Orlando Magic had no answer for Aldridge on Monday night. The star forward scored 28 points and he  only missed three shots. Aldridge was also terrific on defense as he had five blocks and he only committed one turnover in the game.

-Patty Mills on fire

Patty Mills had one of his biggest games of the season. In a game where Kawhi Leonard (4-11 fg) struggled it was key for someone to step up. Mills had 22 points and five assists. He connected on 9-of-13 field goals in 21 minutes.

-Spurs defense bounces back

The San Antonio Spurs defense struggled last week as they allowed 120 and 117 points against the Warriors and Cavaliers. On Monday night, they contained the Magic to 92 points and to 41 percent shooting.

Star Performer: LaMarcus Aldridge

While one can go with Patty Mills for the star performer it was Aldridge who had a complete game. The star forward was huge in the win.

Notes:

-Kawhi Leonard went for 10 points and five rebounds.

Manu Ginobili finished with 13 points in 17 minutes.

-San Antonio had 27 assists.

-Spurs made 18-of-21 from the free-throw line.

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