After LaMarcus Aldridge left the game with an ankle injury Wednesday night, Rudy Gay led the way for the Spurs with 19 points in the 121-116 loss. Dejounte Murray followed behind with 18 while Manu Ginobili had 17 of his own.
Spurs 112 – Lakers 116
Playing once again without LaMarcus Aldridge, the Spurs fell 116-112 to the Lakers on Saturday night. In his first game back from injury, Pau Gasol led the Spurs in scoring with 19 points. Gay finished with 15 while Patty Mills contributed 14.
Week in Review
Week 20 was rough for the Spurs as the silver and black played their first game at home after the nearly month-long Rodeo Road Trip. San Antonio was unable to win either game this week which resulted in their falling into seventh place in the Western Conference standings.
Going forward, the road looks rough for the Spurs as they currently sit merely one game ahead of the eighth seed — the Denver Nuggets. With so many badly-timed injuries this season, the Spurs seem to have the worst luck in the NBA right now. Without a strong supporting cast, the Spurs are in for an uphill climb as long as they are without Aldridge. Aldridge, who had a rough start to his career with the Spurs, has been the only consistent aspect of this year’s squad.
Looking into the home stretch, the Spurs still have three matches against Western Conference powers such as the Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets, and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Currently sitting in seventh place, and with just a game between them and the eighth seed, the Spurs will need to find some kind of rhythm if they want to make an appearance in the playoffs this season.
The Spurs will continue their season tonight as they face the Memphis Grizzlies in San Antonio. Then, the Spurs will head to Oakland to face the Warriors Thursday before their trip to Oklahoma City to match up against the Thunder on Saturday.