Aldridge scores 56, Spurs outlast Thunder 154-147 in 2OT

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Published 1:07 a.m. ET Jan. 11, 2019 | Updated 2:20 a.m. ET Jan. 11, 2019

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs started hotter than ever from 3-point range Thursday night.

When that wasn’t enough to put away the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio got the extra push it needed from its big man in the middle.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored a career-high 56 points and the Spurs overcame Russell Westbrook’s triple-double to outlast the Oklahoma City Thunder 154-147 in double-overtime.

“He carried us,” Spurs point guard Derrick White said. “It was fun to watch.”

San Antonio set a franchise record by making its first 14 3-pointers and was 16 of 19 overall from deep, but it still needed two overtime periods to topple Oklahoma City, in part because Westbrook had 24 points, 24 assists and 13 rebounds.

Aldridge had seven points in the second overtime and White added four points, a steal and a critical block of Jerami Grant at the rim with San Antonio up 148-144 with less than two minutes remaining. White finished with 23 points and Marco Belinelli made all five of his 3-point attempts while scoring 19 points for the Spurs, who have won seven straight at home.

“He’s been a beast all year long,”…

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