Aldridge, Gay lead San Antonio past Grizzlies, 95-78

Aldridge, Gay lead San Antonio past Grizzlies, 95-78

Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points, Rudy Gay added 18 off the San Antonio bench and the Spurs extended Memphis' losing streak to 10 with a 95-79 victory over the Grizzlies on Friday night.

San Antonio controlled most of the game, leading by as many as 25 in the fourth quarter. Memphis provided a more spirited effort in its second game under interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff, who took after David Fizdale was fired Monday.

Manu Ginobili added 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Spurs, and Patty Mills had 10 points.

Marc Gasol led Memphis with 16 points and 13 rebounds, despite going 6 of 16 from the field, part of Memphis shooting 41 percent. Ben McLemore had a season-high 14 points, and Chandler Parsons had 12.

Memphis came out with more hustle and energy at the start than the overall tone of play during the losing streak. While the attitude was different, it didn't offset the Spurs talent and depth.

San Antonio took the margin to as many as 14 in the half before carrying a 47-38 lead into the break.

They were still holding the advantage, leading 68-59 after three.

Powered by Frankly