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NBA: LaMarcus Aldridge's double-double lifts Spurs over Timberwolves 107-99

NBA: LaMarcus Aldridge's double-double lifts Spurs over Timberwolves 107-99

LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs held on for a 107-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night while opening the season without leading scorer Kawhi Leonard.

The Spurs were without Leonard and Tony Parker, but they had enough to hold off the revamped Timberwolves.

Minnesota bolstered its young lineup with the addition of veterans Jimmy Butler, Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson and Jeff Teague. The quartet helped the Wolves rally from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but the Timberwolves only managed two field goals after taking a 92-91 lead with 5:02 remaining on an 18-foot jumper by Butler.

Butler finished...

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