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Pistons 93, Spurs 79: Who shined and who didn't?

San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

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The San Antonio Spurs closed out 2017 on a losing note to the Detroit Pistons, losing 93-79 on the road.

The Spurs were flat from the start of the game only scoring 13 points after the first period and would dig themselves a hole they could not climb out from. The team did go on a 16-2 run in the first half to close the gap, but it was too little too late.

The loss puts San Antonio at 25-12 on the season.

Now let's see who shined and who didn't.

LaMarcus Aldridge:

Despite the Spurs rough game against Detroit, Aldridge did all he could do to keep the Spurs within striking range.

He would finish with 15 points and 11 rebounds and zero turnovers in the loss. Not bad for a player who was on the opposite end of double-teams on the offensive end.

Everything else:

The Spurs just came out flat and it showed for the whole game.

From the Spurs' opening quarter (13 points), their defense allowed Detroit 24 points to start the game, final shooting numbers (36-percent shooting and 19-percent from the 3-point line) to their offense only putting up 79 points on the scoreboard this was not how the Spurs would have liked to end their slate of games for 2017.

In addition, the Spurs were out-assisted by Detroit, 16-12, and scored 14 points off 14 Spurs turnovers.

This slow start to the game allowed the Pistons to go up big and put the Spurs on their heels for the rest of the game.

The Spurs will next face the Knicks Tues. night at Madison Square Garden.

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