ATLANTA – Derrick White’s big night propelled the Spurs to a key road win Wednesday night in Atlanta.
The second-year point guard filled the stat sheet, scoring 18 points with nine assists, six rebounds and six blocks as San Antonio beat the Hawks 111-104 to improve 37-29.
White’s six blocks tied the franchise record for blocks by a guard set by Danny Green last season.
According to Spurs media relations, the only other player in NBA history with that stat line is Tracy McGrady.
White also had a posterizing dunk in the first quarter over Hawks 7-foot-1 center Alex Len.
It was the Spurs fourth straight win and keeps them firmly in position for a postseason berth.
LaMarcus Aldridge led the team with 32 points with nine rebounds.
Rudy Gay had a double-double, finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Gay was re-inserted into the starting lineup due to the absence of center Jakob Poeltl, who missed the game with a sore hamstring.
The Spurs did a solid defensive job on Hawks rookie guard Trae Young, holding him to 22 points on 8 of 24 shooting.
San Antonio returns home to face Milwaukee on Sunday.
The Bucks currently have the best record in the NBA and feature league MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Tip-off at the AT&T Center is set for 7 p.m.