LaMarcus Aldridge poured in a career-high 56 points, and that was just one of the eye-popping stat lines in the most exciting game of the NBA season.
Aldridge went off Thursday night to help the San Antonio Spurs outlast the Oklahoma City Thunder, 154-147, in double overtime, the most combined points in a game this season. Aldridge had the second-highest individual performance of the year and the first 50-point outing by a Spurs player since Tony Parker on Nov. 5, 2008.
Aldridge shot 20-of-33 from the field and 16-of-16 on free throws, adding nine rebounds and four blocks in 49 minutes. Derrick White scored a career-high 23 points as San Antonio hit its first 14 shots from 3-point range and finished 16-of-19 from deep.
Thunder star Russell Westbrook finished with 24 points, 24 assists and 13 rebounds, setting a career high in assists and matching the most in a triple-double in league history. Paul George led Oklahoma City with 30 points, and Jerami Grant added a career-high 23.
The Spurs went 10-of-10…