LaMarcus Aldridge poured in a career-high 56 points, and that was just one of the eye-popping stat lines in the most exciting game of the NBA season.
Aldridge went off Thursday night to help the San Antonio Spurs outlast the Oklahoma City Thunder, 154-147, in double overtime, the most combined points in a game in 12 years, according to Elias Sports. Aldridge had the second-highest individual performance in the league this season and the first 50-point game by a Spurs player since Tony Parker on Nov. 5, 2008.
“I was just trying to be dominant down there. I got going early in the third. I felt good,” Aldridge said in a TNT interview on the floor, game ball in hand from his first career 50-point outing.
“I had a good rhythm getting to the rim. I was getting and-1s. I was just feeling good out there.”
Aldridge shot 20-of-33 from the field and 16-of-16 on free throws, adding nine rebounds and four blocks in 49 minutes. Derrick White scored a career-high 23 points as San Antonio hit its first 14 shots from…