Friday, December 15, 2017
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Spurs improve to 10-0 on road

WASHINGTON — The Spurs have been so good on the road, it's almost a disappointment they have to return home.

The way they're playing right now though, it probably doesn't matter where the game is.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24, Tony Parker added 20 and the Spurs beat the Wizards 112-100 Saturday night for their ninth straight victory.

The Spurs swept a three-game road swing and are 10-0 away from home.

"I do want to go home. I don't want to play at home," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich joked after the game. "You've got no choice, no choice."

Kawhi Leonard scored 19 for San Antonio, which shot 53.3 percent (40-of-75) from the field. The Spurs led by 10 at halftime and as many as 19 in the second half. San Antonio's bench outscored Washington's 35-18.

"Last game was rough. Starters didn't have a great start," Aldridge said of Friday's win in Boston, when the reserves supplied 56 points. "(Saturday) we focused on trying to come out and have both units be solid and be locked in."

Former Gator Bradley Beal led Washington with 25 points and John Wall scored 21. Marcin Gortat had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

"At the end of the day it's about defense and we didn't play it at the end of the day," Beal said.

Game Highlights: Russell Westbrook recorded his second straight triple double and league-best seventh of the season with 17 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds as the host Thunder beat the Pistons 106-88. It was the 44th triple double of his career. Anthony Morrow scored 21 off the bench for the Thunder. … Kemba Walker scored 28, Jeremy Lamb added 18 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and the host Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 107-102 victory over the Knicks. Frank Kaminsky added 14 points as the Hornets halted New York's three-game winning streak. … Marc Gasol scored a season-high 28, Mike Conley had 11 of his 21 in the final 3:06 and the visiting Grizzlies beat the Heat 110-107. Troy Williams added 18 for the Grizzlies, who earned a split of the home-and-home with the Heat.

around the league: Forward Draymond Green sat out the Warriors' game against the visiting Timberwolves as a precaution, a night after he injured his left ankle against the Lakers. An MRI exam on his bruised ankle showed no serious damage. … Hornets forward Marvin Williams is expected to miss about a week after an MRI exam revealed a bone bruise in his left knee. The team said the exam showed no structural damage.

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