The Spurs were without Leonard and
Minnesota bolstered its young lineup with the addition of veterans
Butler finished with 12 points and Crawford had 10.
Aldridge had one of his most complete games with the Spurs, two days after signing a three-year, $72 million extension. He shot 9 for 21 from the field and had four assists.
He was limited to five attempts in the first quarter as the Spurs did not go out of their way to get the ball to their 6-foot-11 forward, but instead let him ease into the contest.
It's part of San Antonio's plans to make Aldridge more comfortable after two frustrating seasons with the Spurs.
Aldridge's running dunk on a bounce pass from
Ginobili finished nine points and four assists, including a 3-pointer within a minute of entering the game midway through the first quarter. Ginobili received a huge ovation similar to the one he got in the team's final game last season when fans were not sure if he would return.
Milwaukee 108, at Boston 100: Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter as the Bucks spoiled the homecoming of a
at Indiana 140, Brooklyn 131: Former Laker D'Angelo Russell scored a game-high 30 points in his
at Washington 120, Philadelphia 115:
at Memphis 103, New Orleans 91: Mike Conley scored 27 points and rookie Dillon Brooks added 19 for the
at Detroit 102, Charlotte 90:
at Orlando 116, Miami 109: Evan Fournier scored 23 points and
Atlanta 117, at Dallas 111: Dennis Schroder scored 28 points in his first game as the front man for the
at Utah 106, Denver 96: