SAN ANTONIO (AP) Derrick White scored a career-high 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Brooklyn 117-114 on Thursday night, their 16th straight win at home over the Nets.
Fresh off his seventh All-Star selection, LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points, including a critical three-point play in the final minute, and 13 rebounds for the Spurs. DeMar DeRozan added 15 points and 10 rebounds in his return from a three-game absence because of a sore left knee.
After failing to make the All-Star Game as a reserve, D'Angelo Russell pressed his case to replace injured selection Victor Oladipo. Russell had 25 points, nine assists and four turnovers in 33 minutes for Brooklyn.
The Nets eclipsed 100 points for the 12th straight game even without Spencer Dinwiddie, their third-leading scorer.
Brooklyn shot 47 percent from the field and had 30 assists, which was four off its season high.
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The Nets travel to Orlando to face off against the Magic on Saturday at 7 p.m.