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Aldridge's double-double fuels Spurs by Warriors, 89-75

SAN ANTONIO (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge continued to lead the way for the Spurs, who are trying to find a way to remain in the playoffs.

Aldridge had 33 points and 12 rebounds, and San Antonio blew a 16-point lead to the injury-ravaged Golden State Warriors before pulling away for an 89-75 victory on Monday night.

''I'm a leader, so I have to do what we need,'' Aldridge said. ''Playing defense, blocking shots, scoring. It all comes with it.''

San Antonio beat Golden State for the first time in four tries this season and won their fourth straight overall to move into fifth place in the Western Conference, a half-game ahead of idle Utah and New Orleans.

Aldridge scored five straight points early in the fourth quarter to help the Spurs recapture a 66-65 advantage. He finished with 19 points in the fourth, including 11 straight that erased a four-point deficit and gave San Antonio a 72-65 lead it would not relinquish.

''He was a horse in that fourth quarter,'' San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. ''Obviously, it wasn't a fair fight, but it just shows what kind of class they have and how well coached they are and how badly they want to be champions again. They played great and we picked the right five minutes to play really well at the end of the game.''

Already without injured All-Stars Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, Golden State lost Draymond Green in the second quarter to a bruise in the pelvic area. Green took a knee to the upper groin while defending a drive to the basket by Danny Green.

Draymond Green said he was suffering a ''constant, annoying pain,'' but doesn't expect to miss any games.

''It'll be fine,'' Green said. ''I think it's just something that's kind of like at the peak right now, but it's calmed down a little bit since it happened. It ain't that serious.''

The Warriors weren't getting any sympathy from a Spurs team that has played without Kawhi Leonard for much of the season.

Golden State still managed to hold San Antonio to 12 points in the third quarter, matching the Spurs' season low for points in any period.

Two blocked shots propelled the Warriors to their first lead of the game.

JaVale McGee blocked Dejounte Murray's attempted floater and then scored on a dunk to pull Golden State within 59-57 with 2:21 remaining in the third. Quinn Cook tied the game on a jumper after Patrick McCaw came from the weak side defensively to stuff Pau Gasol near the rim. Kevon Looney gave the Warriors the lead at 63-61 on jumper with two seconds left in the frame.

The Spurs responded by holding the Warriors to 12 points in the fourth quarter to help their bid for a 21st consecutive postseason appearance.

''They were great defensively,'' Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. ''The Spurs turned it up a notch. They're fighting for their playoff lives and they played liked it.''

Cook led Golden State with 20 points, Looney added 12 and Andre Iguodala and Nick Young had 10 each.

Mills finished with 12 points and Danny Green added 11.

TIP-INS

Warriors: Curry (right ankle), Durant (fractured rib) and Thompson (fractured right thumb) did not travel with the team, remaining in Oakland to continue rehabilitating their injuries. ... Curry was scheduled to be reevaluated Tuesday. ... The Warriors' highest point total in a quarter was 22 in the third. Golden State scored 42 points in the third quarter against Phoenix on Saturday, the 11th time it has scored 40-plus in a quarter this season. ... Golden State has won six games when trailing by 15-plus points.

Spurs: Leonard was not on the bench, as he has been for much of the team's current six-game homestand. Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy) has played in only nine games this season. ... Danny Green became the third player in franchise history with a 3-pointer in 400 career games, joining Manu Ginobili (746) and Bruce Bowen (411).

BOUNDING REBOUNDER

Murray had eight rebounds to set the franchise record for rebounds in a single season by a point guard. The 6-foot-5 guard has 385 rebounds in 1,436 minutes, surpassing Johnny Moore's total of 378 collected in 2,689 minutes.

''He's pretty athletic,'' Aldridge said. ''He has a nose for the ball. He goes and gets them. That's big time for him. He's only going to get better from here.''

UP NEXT

Warriors: Host Atlanta on Friday night.

Spurs: Host Washington on Wednesday night.

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Key Players
D. Green
23 PF
L. Aldridge
12 PF
33.5 Min. Per Game 33.5
22.5 Pts. Per Game 22.5
2.0 Ast. Per Game 2.0
8.3 Reb. Per Game 8.3
45.1 Field Goal % 50.2
45.3 Three Point % 50.0
76.8 Free Throw % 83.5
  24-second shot clock violation turnover 0:01
+ 2 Kevon Looney made dunk 0:24
  Offensive rebound by Kevon Looney 0:26
  Quinn Cook missed finger-roll layup, blocked by Davis Bertans 0:28
+ 3 Davis Bertans made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dejounte Murray 0:35
+ 1 Nick Young made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:57
+ 1 Nick Young made 1st of 2 free throws 0:57
  Personal foul on Danny Green 0:57
+ 3 Patty Mills made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Manu Ginobili 1:05
  Defensive rebound by LaMarcus Aldridge 1:08
  Quinn Cook missed driving layup 1:11
Team Stats
Points 75 89
Field Goals 30-74 (40.5%) 33-82 (40.2%)
3-Pointers 3-19 (15.8%) 8-23 (34.8%)
Free Throws 12-16 (75.0%) 15-21 (71.4%)
Total Rebounds 45 58
Offensive 2 11
Defensive 34 37
Team 9 10
Assists 17 21
Steals 7 6
Blocks 9 5
Turnovers 15 14
Fouls 24 20
Technicals 1 0
20 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST
33 PTS, 12 REB, 1 AST
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away team logo Warriors 53-18 2120221275
home team logo Spurs 41-30 3019122889
Team Stats
away team logo Warriors 53-18 115.6 PPG 45.3 RPG 27.9 APG
home team logo Spurs 41-30 110.3 PPG 44.4 RPG 24.0 APG
Key Players
Q. Cook PG 8.9 PPG 2.5 RPG 1.9 APG 47.9 FG%
L. Aldridge PF 18.2 PPG 9.7 RPG 2.2 APG 45.9 FG%
Top Scorers
Q. Cook PG 20 PTS 5 REB 5 AST
L. Aldridge PF 33 PTS 12 REB 1 AST
40.5 FG% 40.2
15.8 3PT FG% 34.8
75.0 FT% 71.4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
Q. Cook 37 20 5 5 0 0 4 3 8/18 2/8 2/4 0 5 31 -6
N. Young 40 10 2 0 0 0 2 2 2/10 0/5 6/6 0 2 10 -21
A. Iguodala 24 10 5 4 1 1 1 2 4/6 1/2 1/1 0 5 24 -3
Z. Pachulia 14 6 3 0 0 0 1 1 3/6 0/0 0/0 0 3 8 -12
D. Green 11 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0/4 0/2 0/0 0 3 3 -16
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
Q. Cook 37 20 5 5 0 0 4 3 8/18 2/8 2/4 0 5 31 -6
N. Young 40 10 2 0 0 0 2 2 2/10 0/5 6/6 0 2 10 -21
A. Iguodala 24 10 5 4 1 1 1 2 4/6 1/2 1/1 0 5 24 -3
Z. Pachulia 14 6 3 0 0 0 1 1 3/6 0/0 0/0 0 3 8 -12
D. Green 11 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0/4 0/2 0/0 0 3 3 -16
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Looney 21 12 8 0 3 1 0 2 6/7 0/0 0/0 2 6 24 +9
S. Livingston 16 7 1 2 1 0 0 1 3/7 0/0 1/1 0 1 13 -2
J. McGee 11 4 3 3 0 3 0 3 2/3 0/0 0/0 0 3 16 +9
P. McCaw 24 3 1 1 2 1 2 2 1/7 0/2 1/2 0 1 7 -10
D. West 13 2 2 1 0 1 4 3 1/3 0/0 0/0 0 2 3 -13
J. Bell 22 1 3 1 0 2 1 4 0/3 0/0 1/2 0 3 7 -5
K. Durant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Thompson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Casspi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Boucher - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 75 36 17 7 9 15 24 30/74 3/19 12/16 2 34 146 -70
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. Aldridge 34 33 12 1 1 2 1 2 13/22 0/0 7/7 2 10 49 +32
P. Mills 34 12 3 2 1 1 3 2 4/12 3/6 1/1 2 1 18 +27
D. Green 30 11 3 2 0 0 2 5 4/8 3/4 0/0 0 3 16 +27
D. Murray 29 9 8 5 1 0 1 1 4/9 0/1 1/2 0 8 27 +13
K. Anderson 22 0 10 4 1 0 2 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 3 7 17 +30
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. Aldridge 34 33 12 1 1 2 1 2 13/22 0/0 7/7 2 10 49 +32
P. Mills 34 12 3 2 1 1 3 2 4/12 3/6 1/1 2 1 18 +27
D. Green 30 11 3 2 0 0 2 5 4/8 3/4 0/0 0 3 16 +27
D. Murray 29 9 8 5 1 0 1 1 4/9 0/1 1/2 0 8 27 +13
K. Anderson 22 0 10 4 1 0 2 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 3 7 17 +30
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Gay 12 9 4 1 1 1 3 3 4/10 1/3 0/0 1 3 14 -9
D. Bertans 10 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 2/3 1/2 0/0 0 1 9 -5
P. Gasol 16 4 4 0 0 0 0 1 1/8 0/1 2/3 2 2 8 -19
M. Ginobili 20 3 2 3 1 0 1 1 0/5 0/4 3/6 1 1 11 -7
B. Forbes 11 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 1 -17
T. Parker 13 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0/2 0/0 1/2 0 1 6 -8
J. Lauvergne 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 +1
B. Paul 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 +5
K. Leonard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Hilliard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Costello - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. White - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 89 48 21 6 5 14 20 33/82 8/23 15/21 11 37 176 +70