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LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs past the Lakers with an offensive onslaught

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The third time proved to be the charm for the Spurs.

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Los Angeles Lakers as they continued to find success from downtown alongside a continued display of energy and effort in their second win in a row. There are many different reasons the Spurs have broken through with two wins against both L.A. teams, but having Aldridge back was perhaps the biggest one. Number 12 paced the Good Guys with 28 points, going 3 for 7 from the arc, and moved to 48th on the all-time scoring list while DeMar DeRozan pitched in 19 points and 8 assists for the night.

Here, Aldridge was just showing us how natural he is at shooting threes. No big deal:

Aldridge dunking out on Keldon Johnson’s dime:

It’s a Beautiful Game and you love to see it:

Aldridge wasn’t the only one who shined last night. If you ever wondered what it’s like to play basketball while walking on water, just watch Lonnie Walker IV’s smooth stop and pull-up jumper:

Must be the shoes: even Coach Popovich got in on the action showing off his 44 inch vertical:

Last night, teams throughout the league, the Spurs, and the Lakers locked arms and stood in unity:

For full game highlights, please see below:

Next up, the Spurs take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, January 9, 2021.