Defeat for the Spurs came on the back of a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers and DeMar DeRozan is concerned by the impact the defeats will have.
While the Los Angeles Lakers maintained a marginal lead over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, the lingering threat of a fourth quarter resurgence remained.
"We don't care if it's a blowout or it's a close one -we need to learn how to do both", said George, who also pulled down 12 rebounds and handed out eight assists as the Clippers, second in the Western Conference, improved to 35-15.
Morris will see a reduced role with the Clippers, moving from a focal point of the Knicks offense to sharing the ball with Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Lou Williams. "Closing down the third quarter, we didn't do a good job".
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"I just found a rhythm", he said of his own late surge.
"As a competitor, it's what you want to play against", said DeRozan, who poured in 28 points. "I took it rather hard".
In Miami, Jimmy Butler exploded for a season-high 38 points against his former team, doing enough damage to sit out the fourth quarter of the Heat's 137-106 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. The Clippers sit in second place in the West at 36-15, three games behind the Los Angeles Lakers as both teams have their sights set on winning an National Basketball Association championship. "(We talked) about getting her started with the girls' academy". Altogether the Lakers shot 59% from the field and 42.3% from the 3-point line.
DENVER (AP) - Nikola Jokic finished an assist shy of a triple-double in just three quarters, and Gary Harris helped keep hot-shooting Damian Lillard in check as Denver routed Portland. Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma had 18 points apiece as the Lakers beat San Antonio for the third time this season, sweeping the season series.
The Golden State Warriors, coming off a 131-112 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, kept things rolling with a 125-117 victory over the Wizards in Washington. 11 different players. LaMarcus Aldridge scored only 7 points in 30 minutes, but will certainly go on a vengeance tour to balance his performance against his future opponents.
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