TI have San Antonio Spurs (25-40) snapped a four-game losing streak after defeating Los Angeles Lakers (28-36) Monday night at AT&T Center as Dejont Murray recorded a double-double with 26 points on 10 rebounds and eight assists.
LeBron James was not available for purple and gold due to pain in the left knee after a goal season high 56 points vs. Golden State Warriors on Saturday. Gregg Popovich Connected. Don Nelson for most regular season wins (1,335) by a head coach in NBA history.
Lakers THT got no help in the 4th quarter
The Spurs got off to a fast start and led by nine points after one quarter, taking a six-point lead at halftime. The Lakers managed to start the game within three fourth quarterbut San Antonio held the visitors to 18 points in the final frame to secure the win.
Talen Horton-Tuckerfinished the night with 18 points, was responsible for most of the lake showan attacking result in the fourth quarter, but his teammates failed to strike at the decisive moment. Russell Westbrook hit 5 of 14 from the field, scoring 17 points in 35 minutes, adding 10 rebounds and six assists.
Coach Popovich is one win away from NBA history
Malik Monk as well as Carmel Anthony each also added 17 points, and Austin Reeves 13. No player from either side, except Murray, could break the 20-point barrier with both of his teammates.Jacob Poltl as well as Josh Richardson getting the closest one at 18 a piece.
The other two Spurs with double figures were Keldon Johnson as well as Doug McDermott, scoring 13 and 11 points respectively. Popovich will have the opportunity to become the best NBA coach of all time on Wednesday when the Spurs host the game. Toronto Raptorsthe same day the Lakers visit Houston Rockets.