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LaMarcus Aldridge Is Built to Fit in with the Spurs, Not to Save Them

LaMarcus Aldridge Is Built to Fit in with the Spurs, Not to Save Them

SAN ANTONIO - When LaMarcus Aldridge had his pick of teams two years ago, the choice was telling. He didn't want to go somewhere they'd ask him to play too physically.

LaMarcus Aldridge closes out close to Kevin Durant during a 3-point attempt in the 2nd quarter. Playoffs 2017: West Finals -- Warriors (1) vs. After railing for two days against the deteriorating state of American politics and the nebulous quest to discern intent from Zaza Pachulia's injurious Game 1 foot-slide, the normally loquacious San Antonio Spurs head coach wouldn't stoop and, as he ...

Gregg Popovich may have joked that his game plan was to pray for the San Antonio Spurs to beat the Golden State Warriors, but really, all he needed was the All-Star version of LaMarcus Aldridge his team is paying for. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives around San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in San Antonio.

They got their answer on Friday night from the most-maligned member of the roster: LaMarcus Aldridge. The Spurs big man dominated on both ends of the court, finishing with 26 points, seven rebounds, two assists and four blocks as San Antonio stole Game ...
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