Total team effort to register a convincing win against one of the most hype team of the season. The San Antonio Spurs registered their seventh win of the season but most importantly, elevated morale for the team. They limit the Los Angeles Clippers to 97 points. It’s a barrage of shooting three which started by Derrick White in the third quarter with a 15 to 2 run to build an 11 point lead at the end of the quarter. The second unit put a strong start defensively in the fourth quarter which they increase at 16 with Patty Mills three in transition.
LaMarcus Aldridge and Derrick White had 17 apiece with DeRozan added 15 points. Aldridge had an all-around game with 7 assists and 8 boards plus four blocks. He anchored the paint which he shut down for the most part of the game. While Derrick White started the separation with four of his five threes in the third. His other three in the fourth together with Forbes and DeRozan give the Spurs a 19 point lead which sealed the game. Patty Mills had 13 points off the bench.
Defensively it was great teamwork which they held the duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George into 24 points for 34 attempts. Jakob Poeltl helped Aldridge close the paint with his four blocks and honest defense which he changes every shot attempted. DeMar DeRozan also makes an effort on his shoulder as he made three steals, force an offensive foul to Paul George. He also teases Kawhi Leonard to missed two shots in the fourth quarter with honest defense. While Derrick White on his best with some assignment with Leonard. Dejounte Murray did his damage on defense as he put to guard Paul George. His skills defensively made the Clipper’s wings life miserable. The result, Spurs established a big advantage.
It’s a must need victory for the team who struggled for the month of November with 4 – 14 overall. They could use this as an inspiration to start a good run. A sign for the team that they are not tanking and they want to win this season. Spurs can compete in every team in the league after this win. They will build into this momentum trying to start another winning streak which they made in almost a month.