Spurs Bounce Back, Beat Rockets By 31 Points

LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs rebounded from their worst loss in three years to bash the Houston Rockets 130-99 on Wednesday night and remain undefeated at home.

San Antonio (39-7) has won 25 straight at home to open the season and 34 consecutive dating back to last season.

Aldridge bounced back – as did the rest of the Spurs – after he was held to five points and three rebounds in a 30-point loss to Golden State on Monday.

San Antonio had 32 assists and shot 56 percent from the field in snapping Houston’s three-game winning streak and handing the Rockets their worst loss of the season.

James Harden had 20 points and Dwight Howard added 13 for Houston.

San Antonio was without Tim Duncan for a second straight game due to a sore right knee, but he wasn’t needed as the Spurs won their league-high 17th game by at least 20 points.

It was the type of feel-good victory San Antonio needed after a crushing loss to Golden State in what was supposed to be a showdown between the league’s two best teams.

After that 120-90 beating, which prompted Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to stay it felt like ”we just got beat by 74,” San Antonio had a season-high 69 points in the first half against Houston.

Danny Green led the way, going 5 for 7 on 3-pointers in the first half as San Antonio raced to a 20-point lead at the half. Green finished 6 for 8 on 3-pointers and scored 18 points, matching season highs for points and made 3s.

Kawhi Leonard also had 18 points and Tony Parker added 15 points and seven assists.


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