Spurs set historic 3-point shooting mark in 1st half vs. Thunder

"This is one of those nights", he said.

Gregg Popovich won his 1,222nd career game as a head coach and surpassed Jerry Sloan for third in all-time National Basketball Association coaching wins following the San Antonio Spurs' 154-147 double-OT win against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

San Antonio opened its 154-147 win by setting the National Basketball Association record for the most consecutive makes from three before a miss. "He anchors us on both ends of the floor. Obviously, he had a great night".

It was the first meeting of the year between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder, and it was one to remember.

Aldridge finished 16 of 16 from the free-throw line, and the Spurs made their final 23 foul shots to end up 26 of 29. The Spurs also shot 16-19 from deep, the highest 3-point percentage ever for a team with more than 15 attempts.

During one stretch in the first quarter, Marco Belinelli knocked down three 3-pointers in a span of less than a minute.

Two free throws by Paul George with 40 seconds left in the second overtime brought the Thunder within two points before Aldridge converted a pair from the charity stripe with 25.2 seconds left to all but cement the game. "I was just trying to help us get the win".

But even with all that, this was still the Aldridge show.

The game featured a career-high 56 points from LaMarcus Aldridge, which is the most points for a Spurs player since Tony Parker scored 44 points in 2008, and the most points without a 3-pointer since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000.

The Brodie. Russell Westbrook was unreal in San Antonio, scoring 24 points, dropping a career-high 24 assists, grabbing 10 rebounds, and shooting 11-of-22 from the field. He finished 5-5 from 3-point range and scored a season-high 19 points.

"For him to just be a real professional and find ways, that's what he's been doing since then, just finding other ways", Mills said of Aldridge. But he goes and bangs.

Aldridge certainly found it early in this game. George and Westbrook again struggled shooting, combining to go 1-of-7 in the first overtime - but Grant and Adams scored eight points on 4-of-4 shooting to keep pace with Aldridge and the Spurs.

Now they get a different version of the back-to-back. It's incredible this game is as close as it was considering how well they shot the ball.

"I was just complaining about (not scoring 50 points) like two weeks ago", Aldridge said. I'll put [the ball] in my little trophy case at the house. It was San Antonio's most to start a game since it made its first 11 against Sacramento in 2002.

Related News:



Most liked

Helicopter Accidentally Decapitates Man in Florida
A man was decapitated in a helicopter accident at a Florida airport Thursday, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. A mechanic was decapitated by the rotor blade of a helicopter after it rose into the air unexpectedly while he worked on it.

Woman suddenly can't hear any male voices overnight
It has been linked to genetics and can be triggered by certain diseases (for example, Ménière's disease) and viral infections. According to Thigpen Hearing Center , many people with this condition don't even realize they have it.

China Trade Talks Wrap Up After Extending To Third Day
The US released a statement on the meetings, alluding to at least one potential concrete commitment on the part of China. Apple Inc (AAPL.O) rattled global markets last week when it cut its sales outlook, blaming weak demand in China.

Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
Cancer rates in the US have been dropping steadily for 25 years, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society . However, in adults younger than age 55, new cases of colorectal cancer have increased nearly 2% per year since the mid-1990s.

Sopranos prequel film will explore "Tony’s boyhood"
After all these years, maybe those fans of The Sopranos that absolutely hated the ending will finally get an element of closure.

China offers Elon Musk permanent residency
During the meeting, Musk expressed his affection for China, with Li responding by saying he could be granted permanent residency. Ellison's revelation comes as Tesla emerges from a rough patch.

China broadcasts pictures from far side of the moon
The Chang'e 4 is shown adjusting its altitude, speed and pitch as it seeks to avoid craters and uneven surfaces before it lands. The rugged terrain will pose great challenges for planning the route of the rover.

The Oscars Is Trying To Assemble The AVENGERS
The Academy nearly reconsidered Hart after he agreed to sit down with talk show host Ellen Degeneres in early January. With Kevin Hart stepping down from hosting duties of The Oscars ceremony in February, the event is now host-less.

California Governor's toddler son invades stage during inauguration speech
Jim Nielsen and state Assemblyman Jim Gallagher all represent a Northern California community leveled by wildfire in November. In a tweet , Harris noted that Californians endured the deadliest wildfire in the state's history past year .

Google Assistant coming to Sonos One, Beam and 'earlier' speakers
In the next few weeks, all Android devices will benefit from this specific feature that was available to a limited number of users.

Weird ending as Tomic wins first clash against Kyrgios
Cahill had coached Halep for four years. "It's good to play a competitive match, it's the best way to acclimatise", he said. Nadal opens his bid for an 18th major title against Australian wildcard playoff victor James Duckworth .

Several inches of snow possible Friday night, heaviest amounts south
Some of the snow will become mixed with rain on Saturday, mainly in east central IL and areas along and south of I-70. Snow showers will arrive across central IN by early Saturday morning.

Rumour: FCA to pay US$ 650m for diesel emission settlement
Fiat Chrysler has maintained that it didn't deliberately scheme to cheat emissions tests and the company didn't admit wrongdoing. The company also reached a $280 million settlement with the owners of 100,000 diesel-powered Jeep SUVs and Ram pickup.

IMDb launches its own free, ad-supported streaming service, Freedive
IMDb Freedive will compete with AVOD offerings including those from Tubi, Pluto TV and Walmart's Vudu. IMDb, the movie and TV website owned by Amazon, launched a free streaming channel on Thursday .

R. Kelly allegedly parties at Chicago nightclub amid sexual abuse allegations
Kelly and I have sometimes very untrue things written about us, so in a way this was a bond between us", she said at the time . The aspiring model said she was given Kelly's business card by his manager at a downtown Chicago restaurant in 1998. " R.