The 48 points LaMarcus Aldridge dropped on Boston place him in elite company

Aldridge continues to amaze.

Another game, another career night for LaMarcus Aldridge. With the Spurs in desperate need of a win to stop a two-game skid that has placed them in sole possession of the 8th seed (for now), the Spurs rode their All Star for a relatively comfortable win over the struggling but still formidable Boston Celtics on their own court.

With 48 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 assists, it was the second-highest point total of his career (surpassed only by his 56-point outing in 2OT against the Thunder on January 10), highest scoring night on the road, and tied a career-high for 20 field goals made. It was his seventh 40+ point game of his career, with four coming in the last two seasons. This is also the first time in his career that he has had 45+ points twice in a season, and he joins James Harden (9), Kevin Durant (2) and Steph Curry (2) as the only four players in the league this season with 48+ points in multiple games. (Hat tip: Jordan Howenstine)

Aldridge continues to be a rock for the Spurs, and nothing is slowing him down. If everyone joins him for the ride, the Spurs are a serious threat to make some noise in the playoffs with the right match-up.

Source: Pounding The Rock

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