LAMARCUS Aldridge had 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists and the Spurs handed the Nuggets their first loss of the preseason, 122-100, on Sunday in San Antonio (Monday, Manila time).
Nikola Jokic had 19 points and seven rebounds for Denver, which has won three straight.
The Spurs are 2-1 in the preseason.
NUGGETS: Gary Harris scored 15 points after agreeing to a four-year, $84 million extension. ... Paul Millsap was just 2 for 11 from the field and scored 13 points. ... Will Barton came off the bench for 16 points. ... Point guards Jameer Nelson and Emmanuel Mudiay were a combined 2 for 11.
SPURS: Becky Hammon coached half the game for San Antonio, which shot 57 percent from the field and 3-point range, going 16 of 28 behind the arc. ... Rudy Gay and Danny Green each scored 11 points in a little more than 20 minutes. ... Pau Gasol and Patty Mills rested. ... Reserve Bryn Forbes scored 20 points.