LaMarcus Aldridge scored 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds but the San Antonio Spurs fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 103-95 Saturday night.
The loss snaps the Spurs’ two-game win streak and drops San Antonio to 27-21.
DeMar DeRozan struggled on shooting going 4-16 on the night and finishing with eight points.
The Clippers (25-21) were without Lou Williams and Danilo Gallinari, but had five players in double-figure scoring with Tobias Harris finishing with 27 points on the night.
Here’s a sampling of what the teams said after the game:
“I think they (Clippers) out-executed us and out-competed us tonight in every way, shape and form. And we were sloppy with the ball on top of it, so that’s a bad combination.”
“I think they (Clippers) came out and just competed harder than we did, whether they had injuries or not. They just they came out and competed better than we did.”
“We need to give credit to them, especially without Gallo (Danilo Gallinari) and [Lou] Williams. I think they played much better than us on offense and defense. There is not much to say.”
“Winning here, when you have that many points out, was great. I thought defensively we played great. I just thought the energy everybody played with [was big]. And every single guy that came in gave us a lift.”
“See what you do when your back is against the wall? We came out swinging and we’ve got to keep doing it. Especially in the Western Conference, where you play a good team every night.”
“I thought defensively that was where we kept going to get us this win tonight.”