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Aldridge's 25 points lead Spurs past new-look Timberwolves

(TSX / STATS) -- SAN ANTONIO -- No Kawhi Leonard, no Tony Parker, no problem. Even shorthanded and without one of the top players in the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs were too much for the new-look Minnesota Timberwolves to handle Wednesday.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and, as expected, led the Spurs to a 107-99 victory over Minnesota at AT&T Center in the season opener for both teams. Aldridge, who signed a three-year, $72.3 million contract extension on Monday, paced four teammates in double-figure scoring, playing so well that San Antonio barely missed its two injured stalwarts.

"We played well," Aldridge said. "We weren't as sharp as we can be, but I think it's a good first step in the right direction. I felt good. I tried to make good reads out of double-teams and tried to put pressure on (Minnesota) down low."

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Leaders
Points: LaMarcus Aldridge25.0
Rebounds: LaMarcus Aldridge10.0
Assists: LaMarcus Aldridge4.0
FG%: Dejounte Murray87.5%
Steals: Danny Green2.00
Blocks: Pau Gasol3.00
Defense (Rank)
Points: 99.0 (8)
Rebounds: 42.0 (9)
Assists: 23.0 (19)
FG%: 43.5% (16)
FT%: 73.9% (9)
3P%: 42.1% (24)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 107.0 (15)
Rebounds: 50.0 (9)
Assists: 22.0 (18)
FG%: 46.1% (12)
FT%: 89.5% (8)
3P%: 38.1% (10)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Houston 2 0 1.000 --
Memphis 1 0 1.000 0.5
San Antonio 1 0 1.000 0.5
Dallas 0 1 .000 1.5
New Orleans 0 1 .000 1.5
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/12/2017 Amida Brimah Waived
10/12/2017 London Perrantes Waived
9/25/2017 Jaron Blossomgame Waived
9/25/2017 Amida Brimah Signed as Free Agent
9/13/2017 Darrun Hilliard Signed as Free Agent Two-Way Contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/30/2017 Kawhi Leonard Sore right quadriceps
9/25/2017 Tony Parker Ruptured left quad
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