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San Antonio Spurs: LaMarcus Aldridge’s night at NBA All-Star Game 2018

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: LaMarcus Aldridge #10 of Team LeBron signs autographs prior to the NBA All-Star practice as part of the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 17, 2018 at the Verizon Up Arena at the LACC in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butleri/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: LaMarcus Aldridge #10 of Team LeBron signs autographs prior to the NBA All-Star practice as part of the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 17, 2018 at the Verizon Up Arena at the LACC in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butleri/NBAE via Getty Images)
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San Antonio Spurs star LaMarcus Aldridge took part in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game. How did he perform?

Sunday night marked LaMarcus Aldridge’s sixth appearance in an NBA All-Star Game and the second one as a member of the San Antonio Spurs. He last played in 2016, with a down year in 2017 that kept him out of this midseason exhibition.

In the week before this game, Aldridge dealt with a sore right knee that kept him out of San Antonio’s final three games before the All-Star Break. It did not take him out of the festivities, however, as was in Los Angeles, CA and participated in the game.

Spurs fans did not see much of their team’s lone All-Star, though. He played just four minutes, all of which came in the first half, and finished with 0 points on 0-for-1 shooting and 1 block. Not exactly a highlight-reel night from Aldridge, potentially due to resting his knee before the Silver and Black return to the court on Feb. 23.

It’s not the first time Aldridge went scoreless in an All-Star Game, either. As a member of the Portland Trail Blazers, he went 0-for-2 in 11 minutes in the 2013 All-Star Game. The outlier is 2015, when he scored 18 points on 7-for-11 shooting.

Beyond the stat sheet, the 32-year-old power forward contributed work off the court. As the Spurs Twitter account documented, he interacted with fans and visited a Jordan Brand store in East Los Angeles:

"To be able to bring that to that neighborhood that's awesome!" – LA on his visit to the Jordan Brand store in East LA and visiting some kids in the area.#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/QLVGoUj2jh

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) February 18, 2018

Always finding time for the fans #ThisIsWhyWePlay #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/DCI0oewbQS

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) February 19, 2018

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As for the rest of the night, it provided maybe the most physical All-Star Game in recent memory, and nothing close to the near 400-point contest in 2017. This still provided a lot of points but featured more defense than ever and a thrilling final few minutes. It gave Team LeBron the win, 148-145, as LeBron James and Kevin Durant guarded Stephen Curry from attempting a shot in the final seconds.

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