LaMarcus Aldridge, Dejounte Murray power Spurs past Thunder
SAN ANTONIO -- LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 39 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 121-112 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.
Point guard Dejounte Murray had a career-high 10 assists along with 17 points and 8 rebounds. The 22-year-old played 26 minutes as San Antonio continues to restrict his minutes after he missed last season following right knee surgery.
DeMar DeRozan added 16 points and 9 assists for the Spurs, who had a season-high 32 assists and snapped a two-game skid.
Danilo Gallinari scored 27 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 21 for the Thunder (3-5), who entered on a two-game winning streak.
San Antonio (5-3) set a season high with 33 points in the opening quarter with Aldridge and DeRozan shooting a combined 8-for-12. Aldridge made eight consecutive baskets in the first half after missing his first attempt.
Aldridge finished 19-for-23 from the field.
Chris Paul had 19 points and five assists in 31 minutes.
Thunder: The Thunder's most recent win in San Antonio was Dec. 25, 2014. Russell Westbrook had 34 points and 11 assists in the 114-106 victory. ... Mike Muscala played one minute. Muscala has played just 22 minutes in five games after signing with the Thunder in the offseason.
Spurs: Derrick White rode a stationary bike to keep his back loose when he wasn't in the game. White injured his back after falling to the court Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers following a foul by Dwight Howard on a layup attempt.
Thunder: Host Golden State on Saturday night.
Spurs: Host Boston on Saturday night.
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