Aldrige and the Spurs regain control of the Grizzlies

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 79-95, which added their tenth consecutive loss.

The Spurs (15-7) got their fourth straight victory, which allows them to remain sub-leaders in the Southwest Division, 2.5 games away from their neighbors the Houston Rockets, first in that group, who had a rest day.

The Rudy Gay reserve scored 18 goals and the Argentine guard Manu Ginobili, who also came off the bench, had 11 points for the San Antonio team, who controlled most of the game, got an advantage of up to 25 points in the fourth quarter.

Ginobili played 25 minutes, managed 4 of 8 field goals, including 3 of 6 triples, had six rebounds and delivered six assists.

The Spanish center Pau Gasol achieved eight goals in 29 minutes on the court.
Gasol scored 2 of 6 field goals, 4 of 6 from the personnel line, managed eight rebounds and delivered an assist.

The Grizzlies (7-14), who reached 10 games lost in a row, remain penultimate in the Southwest Division, to 7.5 games for the Spurs.

The Memphis team added their second straight loss under the direction of their new coach J.B. Bickerstaff, who took the place of David Fizdale, fired on Monday.

The first defeat of Bickerstaff was on Tuesday, precisely before the Spurs, who in his debut as coach of the Memphis team defeated him 104-95.

James Ennis III (r) of the Memphis Grizzlies fights for a ball with LaMarcus Aldridge (l) of San Antonio Spurs during his NBA game at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee (USA). EFE

The Spanish power forward Marc Gasol led the attack of the Memphis team with double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Gasol played 34 minutes, scored 6 of 16 field goals, including 1 of 1 triple, 3 of 4 from the personnel line, and delivered four assists.

Ben McLemore had 14 points and reserve Chandler Parsons had 12 points.

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