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DeMar DeRozan leads team effort in holding off the Rockets

The good guys held strong against the Rockets’ comeback attempt. 

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

Out of the gate, the Spurs led for most of the game and eventually outlasted the new-look defense-capable Rockets. Number 10 continued his stellar play and stuffed the box score to the tune of 30 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists. Derrick White, in the starting lineup for the first time all season, had 14 points and 5 assists. Six total Spurs scored in double figures for the total team collaboration win.

DeMar DeRozan, with his second straight 30-point game, came through in the clutch down the stretch once again:

Coach Popovich tinkered with the starting lineup due to injuries and put Derrick White right to work from the get-go:

Devin Vassell had a big third quarter scoring 7 of his 9 points in the period, punctuated by this big dunk:

Pretty look see for a three from Patty Mills to Rudy Gay:

Oh Mama, Drew Eubanks! Go ahead and pose for half a second before you get back on defense:

Patty Mills here trying out for Cirque du Soleil with some aerial acrobatics at the buzzer:

DeRozan doing what he does best, taking over late in the game. The man deserves your All-Star vote:

Last but never least, the full Game highlights:

Next up, the Spurs head back home west on I-10 to take on the Golden State Warriors on Monday, February 8, 2020.