With surgical precision, Kawhi Leonard and the visiting San Antonio Spurs notched their eighth win in a row Monday night, a 106-79 smackdown of the reeling Brooklyn Nets.
LaMarcus Aldridge paced the Spurs (33-6) with 25 points and eleven rebounds.
BK has now dropped ten in a row at home and is riding a five-game losing streak.
Per the AP:
The Spurs are the NBA’s pillar of consistency and stability, an organization these Nets could only hope to resemble — on the court and in the front office. […] “San Antonio is the gold standard for the NBA,” Nets interim coach Tony Brown said.
“We ran into a sledgehammer of a team,” Brown said. “They definitely know how to play together and that’s something we’re going to strive and try to do here.” […] Kawhi Leonard added 17 points for the Spurs, who go to Detroit on Tuesday before putting their 31-game home winning streak on the line Thursday in a showdown with Cleveland.
The Spurs (33-6) were up seven at halftime before dominating the second half, just as they did in their 102-75 victory over the Nets on Oct. 30. Those are two of their 14 wins by 20 or more points this season, and their leadership under Gregg Popovich and general manager R.C. Buford matters just as much as the contributions of the players. […] “It’s consistency,” Aldridge said. “There’s no surprises. You know what you’re going to get day in and day out, game in game out, so it just makes it easier to do your job for sure.”