Aldridge leads Spurs to 108-107 win over Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After a night of successful 3-point shooting for the San Antonio Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge took over inside in the closing minutes.

Aldridge scored 22 points, including San Antonio’s final seven, as the Spurs broke a four-game slide with a 108-107 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night. Aldridge’s inside baskets to close the game were contrary to a Spurs offense that benefited from going 13 of 21 from outside the arc on the night, including 13 of 16 through the first three quarters.

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies

One is a Southwest Division team and postseason staple that recently traded away its face of the franchise north of the border, losing its gritty identity in the process, and the other is — well, you get the joke.