LaMarcus Aldridge pumped in a career-high 56 points Thursday night, leading the San Antonio Spurs past the visiting OKC Thunder in a wild 154-147 double-overtime win.
LA on what he plans to do with the ball: "I have some people
in Dallas that design (memorabilia) for me, and I will put it in my little trophy case at the house. First 50-point game for me, so I am definitely going to add that ball to the collection." #Spurs
— Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) January 11, 2019
San Antonio also set a franchise record by making its first 14 three-pointers.
Russell Westbrook finished with a ridiculous statline of 24 points, 24 assists and 13 rebounds in the loss.
Per the AP:
“He carried us,” Spurs point guard Derrick White said. “It was fun to watch.”
Aldridge had seven points in the second overtime and White added four points, a steal and a critical block of Jerami Grant at the rim with San Antonio up 148-144 with less than two minutes remaining. White finished with 23 points and Marco Belinelli made all five of his 3-point attempts while scoring 19 points for the Spurs, who have won seven straight at home.
Westbrook had only three turnovers in 50 minutes.
“I take a lot of pride (in triple-doubles),” Westbrook said. “I do other things that impact winning, impact the team and then I feel like I’m the best at all those other things. So, I do it every night.”