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San Antonio vs Washington, Final Score: Spurs get 5th straight win over the Wizards, 98-90

Spurs start slow, and build a huge lead in the third.

NBA: Washington Wizards at San Antonio Spurs Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

What is not to like? The Spurs got the W. It didn’t look good for the first few minutes as the Spurs started cold missing their first seven shots. But the drought was short-lived as the Spurs spent the rest of the quarter getting into their groove and knotting up the score at 18.

Rudy Gay broke the tie early with free throws. The Spurs would outscore the Wizards 32-26 in the second quater. They scored in a variety of ways.

It goes without saying at this point, but LaMarcus Aldridge continues to shine. 27 points and 9 rebounds. He readily handled Marcin Gortat and Ian Mahinmi in the low block scoring almost effortlessly when the Spurs needed it the most. If he didn’t swish a floater, he was taking a foul to the line.

Random Thoughts

  • Kyle Anderson had 3 offensive rebound tip ins. After going scoreless in the last game, Anderson piled up an impressive 16 points.
  • Dejounte Murray racked up his 11th double-digit rebounding game adding in 9 points (not to mention hitting his lone 3-point attempt). His game all around was solid as he helped to disrupt defensively.
  • Manu Ginobili brought the Grandpa Juice making 7 points early in his 17 minutes and proving to be a menace on both ends of the court.
  • The Spurs defense clamped down on Washington limiting them to 90 points for the night, 17 less than their average.

Spurs extended the winning streak to five games, the longest of the season. They extended their winning seasons to 21, the lingest in major sports history.

One more home game this week as the Spurs host the Utah Jazz.