National Basketball Association
San Antonio 129, Washington 112
When: 7:00 PM ET, Friday, April 5, 2019
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
#77 Karl Lane, #63 Derek Richardson, #4 Sean Wright
LaMarcus Aldridge led eight San Antonio players in double figures with 24 points, and the visiting Spurs routed the Washington Wizards 129-112 on Friday night.
Rudy Gay had 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting, and Bryn Forbes and Patty Mills scored 17 points each for the Spurs (46-34). San Antonio remains in eighth place in the Western Conference, a half-game behind the Oklahoma City Thunder, who beat the Detroit Pistons on Friday.
Bradley Beal scored 25 points in 31 minutes for the Wizards (32-48), who have lost two straight games. Thomas Bryant had 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting, and Bobby Portis finished with 16 points and nine rebounds.
San Antonio, coming off a 28-point loss at Denver, shot 56 percent from the field for the game and outrebounded Washington 42-34.
The Spurs shot 60 percent the first quarter and led 37-32 to start the second.
Portis hit a 3-pointer that got the Wizards within 41-39 early in the second, but the Spurs pulled away midway through the quarter.
With San Antonio up 50-45, Gay hit a pull-up jumper that started a 12-0 run. Aldridge's dunk gave San Antonio is biggest lead of the half, 73-52, and the Spurs led 77-58 at halftime.
The Spurs shot 17 of 24 (70.8 percent) from the field in the second quarter and 66.7 percent for the half.
Aldridge had 17 points for the Spurs at the break, and Bryant scored 13 for the Wizards, who shot 52.1 percent.
Beal's layup early in the third quarter pulled the Wizards within 15 points, but Gay's 3-pointer with 6:42 left in the third made it 89-68. A 3 by Beal cut the Spurs' lead to 98-84 late in the quarter.
San Antonio iced it with an 8-0 run early in the fourth quarter that included a four-point play by Forbes.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
LaMarcus Aldridge 24
Bradley Beal 25
Derrick White 8
Bradley Beal 5
LaMarcus Aldridge 7
Bobby Portis 9
LaMarcus Aldridge 4
||Free Throws Made
Bradley Beal 5
Dante Cunningham 1
Sam Dekker 1
LaMarcus Aldridge 1
Devin Robinson 2
Team Stats Summary
Washington will play their next game on the road against New York. The Wizards have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .447 after a loss.
San Antonio will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Spurs have a W/L % of .565 after a win and .588 after a loss.