Spurs 111, Packers Aldridge breaks out of funk against Indiana
LaMarcus Aldridge hasn’t been himself in November.
The All-Star forward had struggled for the last two weeks as the Spurs dropped five of their last six games.
Friday night, he shook off whatever was ailing him, scoring 33 points and leading the Spurs to a 111-100 win over the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Aldridge who was barely shooting 40 percent from the field coming into the game, was 14 and 25 from the floor and grabbed 14 rebounds.
DeMar DeRozan (16), Patty Mills (15), Bryn Forbes (13) and Rudy Gay (11) all scored in double figures for the Spurs (9-9), who play the Bucks at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Indiana was without All-Star guard Victor Oladipo, who sat out with a right knee injury.
Bojan Bogdanovic and Domantas Sabonis led the Pacers (11-8) with 21 and 19 points, respectively. Former Spurs guard Cory Joseph added 18 for Indiana.
The Spurs opened the game on a 9-1 run and took a 29-23 lead in the first quarter. Rudy Gay hit a 3-pointer to aid the run and Mills later chipped in two threes of his own.
The Spurs led 54-45 at the half and kept pulling away in the third and fourth quarters.