The San Antonio Spurs were not supposed to play against the Oklahoma City Thunder as menacingly good as they did Thursday night. After all, they were coming off a 96-86 road loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. But they did – and they even have over 150 points to show as evidence.
The Spurs bounced back from their loss in Memphis by taking down the Thunder to the tune of a 154-147 score, thus becoming the first team since the Phoenix Sunsin 2010 to breach the 150-point mark in a game, per ClutchPoints.
Over a third of San Antonio’s points came from the hot hands of LaMarcus Aldridge, who played like a man possessed. Aldridge feasted on the Thunder’s interior defense, finishing the game with 56 points on 20-for-33 shooting from the field to go with nine rebounds, four assists, and four blocks in 49 minutes of court duty.