May 2, 2016, 9:53 pm
LaMarcus Aldridge hit 15-of-21 shots (1-of-1 3PTs, 10-of-10 FTs) for 41 points with eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks in the Spurs’ 98-97 Game 2 loss to the Thunder on Monday.
The only bad news about this is that his red hot start has serious regression potential as the series swings back to OKC, but he’ll have to miss those shots on his own because it’s clear OKC doesn’t have the personnel to stop him. Pop was livid at their team for a lack of offensive execution and one can look at Tim Duncan (1-of-8 FGs, two points, nine boards), Tony Parker (seven points, 3-of-9 FGs, six assists) and Danny Green (nine points, four steals, three treys, 3-of-11 FGs) for much of that problem.
Kawhi Leonard (14 points, 7-of-18 FGs, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, two blocks) saw ‘some’ good defense from Andre Roberson, but mostly it looked like the vets couldn’t get going and there was some stagnancy watching Aldridge have such a huge game.