NBA wrap: Spurs erase 23-point deficit to beat Thunder

A look at the scores and highlights from around the NBA Friday.

LaMarcus Aldridge (12) of the San Antonio Spurs drives for two against the Oklahoma City Thunder.   -  Getty Images

Squandering big leads seemed to be the theme Friday night in the NBA.

The Thunder jumped out to an early 23-point lead on the road against the Spurs, and led by 17 points after the first quarter, but the Spurs charged back winning each of the next three quarters in a 104-101 win.

Still without Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio was led by LaMarcus Aldridge, who scored 26 points — on just 14 shot attempts — with nine rebounds. Eight Spurs scored at least eight points Friday, but the offense ran through Aldridge, and the five-time All-Star answered the call.

 

The Spurs (10-6) have now won six of their last eight games, while the Thunder (7-8) snapped their three-game winning streak.

Meanwhile, the Pacers completed a huge comeback of their own at home against the Pistons. 

Victor Oladipo and Lance Stephenson led the Pacers back from a 22-point second-half deficit to beat Detroit 107-100. Oladipo scored 21 points with 15 rebounds, while Stephenson added 13 points — all in the fourth quarter. The Pacers outscored the Pistons 36-19 in the fourth quarter.

STUDS OF THE NIGHT

LeBron James led the Cavaliers to a 118-113 overtime win over the Clippers by scoring 39 points on 17-of-26 shooting with 14 rebounds and six assists. James, now with a double-double in three of his last four games, played 46 minutes in Friday's win.

The Hornets lost 123-120 to the Bulls, but Charlotte point guard Kemba Walker scored 47 points on 17-of-27 shooting with six rebounds and five assists. The Hornets were outscored 40-28 in the fourth quarter.

DUD OF THE NIGHT

Wizards point guard John Wall scored just eight points on 3-of-12 shooting with eight assists in a 91-88 home loss to the Heat. Wall was held scoreless in the first half for just the seventh time of his career.

HIGHLIGHT

Kyle Lowry to DeMar DeRozan for halfcourt alley-oop:

 

Lowry and DeRozan both scored 22 points leading the Raptors to a 107-84 win over the Knicks.

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