SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs are starting to get on roll during this six-game homestand as they won their fourth in a row and soundly beat the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday night, 125-87.
The Spurs are now 11-4 at home and above .500 at 15-14. This also matches a season high four-game winning streak.
The Spurs got contributions from several different players. They had seven players in double figures led by LaMarcus Aldridge, who finished with 27.
Aldridge was 12 of 14 from the field including his first three-pointer of the season.
But he was most effective down low and his teammates found him in good spots, especially in the low post under the basket.
"Just angles you know, we have been trying to work on post passes and stuff all season and I thought tonight guys found me and I was in a position to score quick," Aldridge said.
DeMar DeRozan postgame #Spurs #Clippers...talks about team possibly turning corner during win streak...and what Rudy Gay has meant to team this year...good stuff from DDR #KSATsports #KSATnews #NBA pic.twitter.com/jW0BlJa8V7— RJ Marquez (@KSATRJ) December 14, 2018
DeMar DeRozan bounced back from the five-point game Tuesday against Phoenix with 14 against the Clippers, but once again contributed seven assists and grabbed four rebounds in 30 minutes of action.
He didn't need to play in the fourth quarter. He was only 6-14 from the field and let a little frustration out late in the second quarter picking up a technical foul after arguing with the ref about a no-call, but was still happy to get the fourth win in a row.
"We know coming into this, with the adversity we were facing before, we had this home stretch we had to come in and take advantage of this opportunity. We're doing that," DeRozan said.
Patty Mills said after bad Houston home loss the team needs to play with pride for #Spurs name, themselves and fans...was asked tonight if he felt that pride is coming back...here’s his answer #KSATsports #KSATnews #NBA pic.twitter.com/JhwW5O5aYQ— RJ Marquez (@KSATRJ) December 14, 2018
The Spurs held the Clippers to just 30 points in the second half and ten in the final quarter.
The defense is starting to pick and that makes the offense more productive.
"It was always going to take time for us to gel but it wasn't going to happen without the effort from each and every one of us, and I think you see that on the defensive end now. The trust that we have in each other and the way the ball has been moving in the last few games, I mean there's the evidence, " said Patty Mills, who scored 11 points to go along with four assists.
The Spurs will go for five straight when they host the Chicago Bulls Saturday night in the AT&T Center.