Thunder Bounce Back, Top Spurs 122-112

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San Antonio Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) stands next to DeMar DeRozan during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in San Antonio.

The Other Guys. Marco Belinelli led the Spurs with 24 points off the bench.

The Spurs pulled out a thriller in double overtime, 154-147.

When that wasn't enough to put away the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio got the extra push it needed from its big man in the middle.

The Thunder wound up defeating the Spurs by a final score of 122-112 to improve to 26-16 on the season.

LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of the National Basketball Association game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on November 14, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. They finished 16-19 from 3-point range.

It was the first meeting of the year between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder, and it was one to remember. These teams meet again Saturday in Oklahoma City.

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Dwyane Wade came up clutch down the stretch as he led the Heat with 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting to get Miami back to.500.

Aldridge was 20 for 33 from the field and 16 for 16 on free throws in surpassing his previous career high of 45 points, which he set against Utah on March 23, 2018. However, after his exploit against the Thunder, David Robinson and George Gervin are the only players in Spurs history to have scored more points in a single game than Aldridge.

Westbrook had only three turnovers in 50 minutes.

Russell Westbrook has had quite a few crossovers during his career, but we haven't seen anything quite like what he did to Marco Belinelli Saturday night in some time.

With the Spurs up 130-128, Belinelli had the ball stolen at midcourt, leading to a tying layup by Grant with 5.6 seconds left. Isiah Thomas is the only other player in National Basketball Association history to record 24 points, 24 assists and 10 assists in a game, a feat he achieved in 1986.

#1 LaMarcus Aldridge puts up a career-night and carries the Spurs through LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging nearly 20 ppg this season.

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