By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Washington Wizards and the San Antonio Spurs have been without their respective best players due to injuries. Yet, it was the Spurs, who were able to get the win in this particular game.
The Spurs defeated the Wizards, 98-90, on Wednesday night at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
The Spurs improved to 42-30 on the season. San Antonio is also on a five-game win streak.
With their win, they have clinched their 21st straight winning season, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information. Only four major North American professional teams have had longer streak: the New York Yankees (twice), Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings.
The Wizards fell to 40-31 on the season. The loss snapped Washington’s two-game win streak.
It was also the Wizards 18th straight loss in San Antonio, according to ESPN’s Stats and Information. Only the Atlanta Hawks have the worst streak, as they have currently lost 20 straight in San Antonio.
LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 27 points. He also had nine rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and one steal.
Aldridge was one of three San Antonio players, who scored in double-figures. Kyle Anderson also had 16 points, while Rudy Gay had 10 points.
The Spurs had 32 bench points. Gay scored all of his 10 points off of the bench.
Bradley Beal and Kelly Oubre Jr. led the Wizards with 21 points each. Beal also had an assist.
Oubre Jr. also had six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and two steals.
Beal and Oubre Jr. were two of four Washington players, who scored in double-figures. Ian Mahinmi and Otto Porter Jr. also had 12 points each.
The Wizards had 45 bench points. Oubre Jr. scored 21 points off the bench.
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