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New Orleans Pelicans vs. San Antonio Spurs: Takeaways and Star

By George Middleton
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The San Antonio Spurs (41-8) beat the New Orleans Pelicans (18-30), 110-97 on Wednesday night. Tim Duncan missed the contest due to a knee injury. The Spurs are 27-0 at home this season.

It’s quite simple, San Antonio is unbeatable at home right now. The Spurs went into the fourth quarter up four points before outscoring New Orleans 27-18. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 36 points and six rebounds. Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with 28 points and 10 rebounds. San Antonio shot 52 percent from the field and held New Orleans to 46 percent. New Orleans committed 19 turnovers while the Spurs had 14.

Key Takeaways

-LaMarcus Aldridge outplays Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis rarely gets outperformed, but on Wednesday night, it happened by the slimmest of margins. Aldridge went for 36 points on 12-of-20 shooting. Davis went for 28 points, 10 rebounds, and four blocks. It was Aldridge’s Spurs that came out with the win.

Kawhi Leonard bounces back

After a quiet game in which Kawhi Leonard went for 10 points against the Orlando Magic on Monday night he bounced back. On Wednesday night, he finished with 26 points on 11-of-17 shooting.

-Three-point shooting key

The San Antonio Spurs lit it up on Wednesday night by connecting on 9-of-15 from 3-point range. Danny Green led the attack by connecting on 4-of-8 for 16 points. Patty Mills and Manu Ginobili made two longballs each.

Star Performer: LaMarcus Aldridge

This one was almost a no-brainer. Aldridge had to go up against the best power forward in the league and he excelled. The 30-year-old had 12 points in the fourth quarter to help the Spurs seal the win.

Notes:

David West wound up with 14 points, five rebounds, and five assists.

-Patty Mills had eight points and four assists.

-17-of-18 free-throws for Spurs.

-30 Assists

-Pelicans out-rebounded Spurs 45-36

Next: Top Five 3-Point Shooters in Spurs History

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