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LaMarcus Aldridge has 3rd highest single-game point total in Spurs history

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San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge had a career night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The All-Star forward exploded for a career-high 56 points on an impressive 20-of-33 shooting from the field (60.6 percent). He added nine rebounds and five assists to lead the Spurs to a 154-147 victory against the Thunder in overtime.

With his recent milestone, Aldridge is now the third on the list of Spurs players with most points in a game, per Ben Golliver of the Washington Post.

Most points in a game, Spurs franchise history
1. David Robinson, 1994: 71
2. George Gervin, 1978: 63
t-4. George Gervin, 1980: 55
t-4. Tony Parker, 2008: 55
t-6. Tim Duncan, 2001: 53
t-6. George Gervin, 1980: 53

LaMarcus Aldridge’s career night helped the Spurs in their bid to reach the playoffs. They are now only half a game behind the Portland Trail Blazers for the third spot in the Western Conference. They have also sent the Thunder to their third straight loss.

Aside from Aldridge, the Spurs had seven players who scored in double figures. Derrick White had 23 points, five boards, and eight assists. DeMar DeRozan was two rebounds shy of a triple double with 16 points, eight boards, and 11 assists.

Russell Westbrook had another monster triple double for the Thunder despite the defeat. He tallied 24 points, 24 assists, and 13 rebounds. Paul George added 30 points and eight boards while Jerami Grant put up 25 markers and 11 rebounds.