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Aldridge scores 24 points, leads Spurs past Wizards 129-112

WASHINGTON (AP) The San Antonio Spurs are trying to become a better road team as they battle for position in the Western Conference playoffs.

They made some strides against the Washington Wizards on Friday.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points, Rudy Gay added 18 and the Spurs beat the Wizards 129-112.

San Antonio holds the eighth spot in the Western Conference, a half-game behind No. 7 Oklahoma City.

Bryn Forbes and Patty Mills each scored 17 for the Spurs, who had lost five of eight. DeMar DeRozan scored 16 points.

''It's a great win for us on top of the fact that it's on the road,'' Gay said. ''We needed that. We've been a subpar road team this year.''

If the Spurs finish eighth, they'll likely play the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, who are currently in the West's top spot. The Warriors eliminated the Spurs in the last two playoffs.

''I'd like to say it doesn't tendon, but obviously there's teams we match up with better,'' Gay said. ''We want to be in there and actually compete so we have to be ready for whoever it is.''

Bradley Beal scored 25 points and Thomas Bryant had 19 for Washington, which has lost eight of its last 10.

The Spurs had eight players score in double figures and shot 66.7% in the first half for a 77-58 lead. San Antonio scored 12 straight points midway through the second quarter for a 62-45 lead and never looked back.

San Antonio shot 56% overall and led by as many as 24 points in the fourth quarter.

''They're on another level than us right now,'' Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. ''We've got work to do. Nobody's going to run from it.''

Beal appreciates the Spurs' excellence.

''They play like that all the time,'' Beal said. ''You can't expect anything different.''

TIP-INS

Spurs: The 77 points in the first half were the most in a half since Nov. 7, 1990, when the Spurs scored 78 against Denver. ... F/C Donatas Motiejunas, who signed on Thursday, had spent the last two seasons in China. He has played five seasons in the NBA, and was most recently with New Orleans in 2016-17. He scored two points in four minutes. ... G Marco Belinelli, was out with left hip soreness. . Aldridge and DeRozan have scored more than 1,600 points this season, the first Spurs to so since Terry Cummings and David Robinson in 1989-90.

Wizards: G Jordan McRae left the game with a sore left Achilles tendon. . F Jabari Parker missed the game with a sprained left knee. ... F Trevor Ariza, who has a strained left groin, is not with the team for personal reasons, Brooks said. ... F Jeff Green, who hadn't played in the last four games because Brooks wanted to see other players, scored 14 points in 22 minutes. ... The team waived F Wesley Johnson after the game.

PLAYOFF BOUND

The Spurs' final two regular season games are against two teams, Cleveland and Dallas, not going to the playoffs.

''That's what everyone plays for,'' Aldridge said. ''Can't look past these last two games.''

LONG WAY TO GO

Washington must win one of its last two games to avoid losing 50 games for the first time since 2012-13, when they were 29-53.

''I haven't even thought about that,'' Brooks said. ''The first time I thought about that was now.''

UP NEXT

Spurs: At Cleveland on Sunday

Wizards: At New York Knicks on Sunday.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:46 +2 DeMar DeRozan made turnaround jump shot, assist by Derrick White 2-0
11:33   Shooting foul on Jakob Poeltl  
11:33   Bradley Beal missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:33   WAS team rebound  
11:33 +1 Bradley Beal made 2nd of 2 free throws 2-1
11:21   DeMar DeRozan missed turnaround jump shot  
11:19   Defensive rebound by Troy Brown Jr.  
10:56   Tomas Satoransky missed jump shot  
10:48 +2 Derrick White made jump shot 4-1
10:35 +2 Troy Brown Jr. made jump shot 4-3
10:24   Personal foul on Thomas Bryant  
10:14   DeMar DeRozan missed jump shot  
10:10   Defensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
10:05 +2 Bradley Beal made finger-roll layup 4-5
10:05   Shooting foul on Jakob Poeltl  
10:05 +1 Bradley Beal made free throw 4-6
9:47   SA team rebound  
9:37 +2 LaMarcus Aldridge made jump shot, assist by Derrick White 6-6
9:12 +2 Tomas Satoransky made floating jump shot, assist by Troy Brown Jr. 6-8
8:57 +2 LaMarcus Aldridge made jump shot, assist by DeMar DeRozan 8-8
8:37   Out of bounds turnover on DeMar DeRozan  
8:23   Defensive rebound by Derrick White  
8:10   LaMarcus Aldridge missed jump shot  
8:07   Defensive rebound by Bradley Beal  
8:01   Bradley Beal missed fade-away jump shot  
7:59   Offensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
7:56 +2 Bobby Portis made dunk 8-12
7:38   Out of bounds turnover on Tomas Satoransky  
7:19   Shooting foul on Troy Brown Jr.  
7:19 +1 Rudy Gay made 1st of 2 free throws 11-12
7:06 +3 Thomas Bryant made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Troy Brown Jr. 12-15
6:32   Out of bounds turnover on Thomas Bryant  
6:21   Defensive rebound by Thomas Bryant  
6:16   Bradley Beal missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:14   WAS team rebound  
6:14   Personal foul on Bryn Forbes  
6:04   Bobby Portis missed jump shot  
6:02   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gay  
5:57   Shooting foul on Troy Brown Jr.  
5:57 +1 Rudy Gay made free throw 15-15
5:41   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gay  
5:31   LaMarcus Aldridge missed hook shot  
5:26   Offensive rebound by LaMarcus Aldridge  
5:26   Offensive rebound by LaMarcus Aldridge  
5:09   Offensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
5:06   Shooting foul on LaMarcus Aldridge  
5:06 +1 Thomas Bryant made free throw 17-18
4:53 +2 DeMar DeRozan made jump shot, assist by Rudy Gay 19-18
4:34   Offensive rebound by Jeff Green  
4:22   Bradley Beal missed jump shot  
4:18   Defensive rebound by Patty Mills  
4:16   Patty Mills missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:13   Defensive rebound by Jordan McRae  
4:04   Tomas Satoransky missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:03   WAS team rebound  
4:03   Personal foul on Rudy Gay  
4:03   Thomas Bryant missed 1st of 2 free throws  
4:03   WAS team rebound  
4:03 +1 Thomas Bryant made 2nd of 2 free throws 19-19
3:48   Bad pass turnover on DeMar DeRozan, stolen by Sam Dekker  
3:42 +2 Thomas Bryant made dunk, assist by Jordan McRae 19-21
3:22 +2 Bradley Beal made finger-roll layup 21-23
3:04 +3 Patty Mills made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Davis Bertans 24-23
2:42 +3 Jordan McRae made 3-pt. jump shot 24-26
2:25 +2 Jakob Poeltl made layup, assist by DeMar DeRozan 26-26
1:55 +3 Davis Bertans made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Patty Mills 29-28
1:22   Rudy Gay missed jump shot  
1:22   WAS team rebound  
1:07   Sam Dekker missed jump shot  
1:04   Defensive rebound by Jakob Poeltl  
0:47   Shooting foul on Sam Dekker  
0:47 +1 Davis Bertans made 1st of 3 free throws 30-30
0:47 +1 Davis Bertans made 3rd of 3 free throws 32-30
0:32   Personal foul on Sam Dekker  
0:32   SA team rebound  
0:32 +1 Patty Mills made 1st of 2 free throws 33-30
0:32 +1 Patty Mills made 2nd of 2 free throws 34-30
0:11 +2 Bradley Beal made finger-roll layup 34-32
0:00   Jordan McRae missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   WAS team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:48   Bad pass turnover on Jeff Green, stolen by Dante Cunningham  
11:44   Out of bounds turnover on Davis Bertans  
11:27 +2 Jordan McRae made jump shot 37-34
11:14 +2 Bryn Forbes made jump shot, assist by Jakob Poeltl 39-34
10:57 +2 Bobby Portis made layup, assist by Jordan McRae 39-36
10:43   Personal foul on Jeff Green  
10:25 +3 Bobby Portis made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chasson Randle 41-39
10:11   Shooting foul on Chasson Randle  
10:11 +1 Derrick White made 1st of 2 free throws 42-39
10:02   Bobby Portis missed jump shot  
9:51 +3 Bryn Forbes made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dante Cunningham 46-39
9:31   Jeff Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:29   Offensive rebound by Sam Dekker  
9:27 +2 Jeff Green made reverse layup, assist by Sam Dekker 46-41
9:09 +2 Jakob Poeltl made jump shot, assist by Bryn Forbes 48-41
8:57 +2 Jordan McRae made driving layup 48-43
8:31   Chasson Randle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:29   Offensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
8:20   Sam Dekker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:02   Derrick White missed layup  
8:00   Defensive rebound by Jeff Green  
7:57 +2 Jeff Green made dunk, assist by Jordan McRae 50-45
7:37 +2 Rudy Gay made jump shot 52-45
7:21   Out of bounds turnover on Jordan McRae  
6:58 +2 Derrick White made fade-away jump shot 54-45
6:44   Bad pass turnover on Chasson Randle, stolen by Rudy Gay  
6:41 +2 Rudy Gay made finger-roll layup 56-45
6:30   Bobby Portis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:21   Shooting foul on Bobby Portis  
6:21 +1 LaMarcus Aldridge made free throw 59-45
6:02   Jeff Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:49 +3 Bryn Forbes made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Derrick White 62-45
5:34   Out of bounds turnover on Bradley Beal  
5:17   LaMarcus Aldridge missed hook shot  
5:15   Defensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
5:02 +2 Troy Brown Jr. made fade-away jump shot 62-47
4:47   Offensive rebound by DeMar DeRozan  
4:47   Offensive rebound by DeMar DeRozan  
4:34 +2 Bobby Portis made jump shot, assist by Bradley Beal 64-49
4:21 +2 LaMarcus Aldridge made hook shot, assist by Derrick White 66-49
4:03   Personal foul on Bobby Portis  
3:55   Patty Mills missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:54   WAS team rebound  
3:41   Bad pass turnover on Bradley Beal, stolen by Patty Mills  
3:33 +2 DeMar DeRozan made dunk, assist by Derrick White 68-49
3:21   Personal foul on Rudy Gay  
3:17   Personal foul on Patty Mills  
3:12 +3 Troy Brown Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tomas Satoransky 68-52
2:57 +3 Patty Mills made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rudy Gay 71-52
2:36   Defensive rebound by LaMarcus Aldridge  
2:23 +2 LaMarcus Aldridge made dunk, assist by Rudy Gay 73-52
2:12 +2 Tomas Satoransky made layup, assist by Thomas Bryant 73-54
1:54 +2 LaMarcus Aldridge made hook shot, assist by Patty Mills 75-54
1:54   Violation  
1:38 +2 Troy Brown Jr. made jump shot, assist by Thomas Bryant 75-56
1:12   Out of bounds turnover on Rudy Gay  
1:04   Bradley Beal missed driving layup, blocked by LaMarcus Aldridge  
1:00   Defensive rebound by Patty Mills  
0:56   Derrick White missed driving layup, blocked by Troy Brown Jr.  
0:54   Offensive rebound by DeMar DeRozan  
0:53 +2 DeMar DeRozan made dunk 77-56
0:44   Bradley Beal missed jump shot  
0:29   Patty Mills missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:26   Defensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
0:04 +2 Bradley Beal made driving layup, assist by Tomas Satoransky 77-58
0:00   DeMar DeRozan missed floating jump shot  
0:00   SA team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:35 +2 Thomas Bryant made hook shot 77-60
11:17 +2 LaMarcus Aldridge made jump shot 79-60
11:02   Shooting foul on LaMarcus Aldridge  
11:02 +1 Troy Brown Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 79-61
11:02 +1 Troy Brown Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 79-62
10:44   Derrick White missed jump shot  
10:40   Defensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
10:34 +2 Bradley Beal made driving layup 79-64
10:23   Out of bounds turnover on Derrick White  
10:01   Tomas Satoransky missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:58   Defensive rebound by Derrick White  
9:47   Defensive rebound by Thomas Bryant  
9:42   Tomas Satoransky missed driving layup  
9:42   SA team rebound  
9:24 +2 Bryn Forbes made floating jump shot, assist by DeMar DeRozan 81-64
9:08   SA team rebound  
8:36   Bradley Beal missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:33   Offensive rebound by Thomas Bryant  
8:32 +2 Thomas Bryant made layup 83-66
8:16 +2 Jakob Poeltl made reverse layup, assist by Derrick White 85-66
8:03   Bobby Portis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:00   Defensive rebound by Jakob Poeltl  
7:39   DeMar DeRozan missed jump shot  
7:36   Defensive rebound by Bobby Portis  
7:18   Troy Brown Jr. missed layup, blocked by Derrick White  
7:15   Defensive rebound by Derrick White  
7:13   Shooting foul on Tomas Satoransky  
7:13   LaMarcus Aldridge missed 1st of 2 free throws  
7:13   LaMarcus Aldridge missed 1st of 2 free throws  
7:13 +1 LaMarcus Aldridge made 2nd of 2 free throws 86-66
6:58   Shooting foul on Derrick White  
6:58 +1 Tomas Satoransky made 1st of 2 free throws 86-67
6:58 +1 Tomas Satoransky made 2nd of 2 free throws 86-68
6:42 +3 Rudy Gay made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LaMarcus Aldridge 89-68
6:21 +2 Bradley Beal made running Jump Shot 89-70
6:21   Shooting foul on DeMar DeRozan  
6:21 +1 Bradley Beal made free throw 89-71
6:04 +2 DeMar DeRozan made layup, assist by Bryn Forbes 91-71
5:53   Personal foul on Bryn Forbes  
5:48   Thomas Bryant missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:44   Defensive rebound by DeMar DeRozan  
5:40   Personal foul on Thomas Bryant  
5:19   Defensive rebound by Bradley Beal  
5:11   Shooting foul on Rudy Gay  
5:11 +1 Bobby Portis made 1st of 2 free throws 91-72
5:11 +1 Bobby Portis made 2nd of 2 free throws 91-73
4:52 +3 Patty Mills made 3-pt. jump shot 94-73
4:31   Offensive foul on Bobby Portis  
4:31   Turnover on Bobby Portis  
4:20   Patty Mills missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:18   Defensive rebound by Thomas Bryant  
4:07   Tomas Satoransky missed driving layup  
4:07   Offensive rebound by Thomas Bryant  
4:07 +2 Thomas Bryant made dunk 94-75
3:54   LaMarcus Aldridge missed layup  
3:51   Defensive rebound by Thomas Bryant  
3:37 +3 Bradley Beal made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tomas Satoransky 94-78
3:17   Patty Mills missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:10 +2 DeMar DeRozan made driving layup, assist by Davis Bertans 96-78
2:47   Bradley Beal missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:39   Davis Bertans missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:35   Defensive rebound by Troy Brown Jr.  
2:31 +3 Bobby Portis made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Bradley Beal 96-81
1:06   Offensive rebound by LaMarcus Aldridge  
2:01   LaMarcus Aldridge missed dunk  
2:01   LaMarcus Aldridge missed dunk  
2:01   Offensive rebound by LaMarcus Aldridge  
2:01   Offensive rebound by LaMarcus Aldridge  
2:01   LaMarcus Aldridge missed layup  
2:01   Offensive rebound by LaMarcus Aldridge  
2:01   Shooting foul on Tomas Satoransky  
2:01 +1 LaMarcus Aldridge made 1st of 2 free throws 97-81
2:01 +1 LaMarcus Aldridge made 2nd of 2 free throws 98-81
1:51 +3 Bradley Beal made 3-pt. jump shot 98-84
1:33 +2 LaMarcus Aldridge made driving dunk 100-84
1:19 +2 Bradley Beal made finger-roll layup 100-86
1:03 +2 Rudy Gay made finger-roll layup, assist by Davis Bertans 102-86
0:55   Personal foul on LaMarcus Aldridge  
0:55 +1 Bradley Beal made 1st of 2 free throws 102-87
0:55 +1 Bradley Beal made 2nd of 2 free throws 102-88
0:34   Shooting foul on Devin Robinson  
0:34   Patty Mills missed 1st of 2 free throws  
0:34   SA team rebound  
0:34 +1 Patty Mills made 2nd of 2 free throws 103-88
0:31   Bradley Beal missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:27   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gay  
0:11 +2 Rudy Gay made fade-away jump shot 105-88
0:03   Bobby Portis missed 3-pt. jump shot  

4th Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:38   Defensive rebound by Jeff Green  
11:34 +2 Jeff Green made layup 105-90
11:14 +3 Bryn Forbes made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Patty Mills 108-90
11:15   Shooting foul on Devin Robinson  
11:15 +1 Bryn Forbes made free throw 109-90
10:57   Defensive rebound by Jakob Poeltl  
10:51 +2 Patty Mills made driving layup