LaMarcus Aldridge says deleting Twitter account had nothing to do with Warriors

SAN ANTONIO– LaMarcus Aldridge said his decision to delete his Twitter account had nothing to do with the Spurs’ 30-point loss to the Warriors on Monday.

“I just wanted to lock in on my season right now, it had nothing to do with that game,” Aldridge said following Wednesday’s 130-99 win over the Houston Rockets.

Aldridge’s account was deactivated after the forward had just five points on two-for-six shooting, one rebound and three turnovers against the Warriors.

“It’s not anything about the game,” Aldridge said. “It’s a new adventure for me. I’ve never been in this system, with this team. I’ve never been on a top 2 team in the West.”

Aldridge chose to sign with the Spurs in July, picking San Antonio over multiple other suitors. He went from averaging 23.8 points and 10.4 rebounds with the Portland Trail Blazers last season, to averaging 15.9 points and 8.8 rebounds with the Spurs.

It may be a small sample size, but so far Aldridge’s separation with Twitter has been fruitful. He had a game-high 25 points on nine-for-13 shooting, 10 rebounds and five assists against the Rockets, helping the Spurs remain undefeated (25-0) at AT&T Center this season.

“I wanted to be better than I was the last game,” Aldridge said. “I wanted to have a better rhythm and try to put my stamp on the game. I was trying to be more in tune to the game, for sure.”

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