LaMarcus Aldridge shows way as Spurs deal Nuggets first loss of preseason
San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge drives against Denver’s Mason Plumlee. AP

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.


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