The #San Antonio Spurs beat the #Houston Rockets 106-97 on Friday. The Spurs played a really solid game despite struggling with their three-pointers. They went 52.9 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from beyond the arc, and 75 percent from the free throw line. Rudy Gay had an incredible all-around game, as he contributed 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and one steal to help the Spurs get the win.

Eric Gordon explodes for 27 points

Despite the loss, Eric Gordon played an incredible offensive game against the San Antonio Spurs. He contributed 27 points, one rebound, and two assists in 34 minutes. He went 9-of-18 from the field, 6-of-12 from the three-point line, and 3-of-3 from the free throw line.

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With the addition of Chris Paul, Eric Gordon will have more space to make his shots with Paul being an extraordinary facilitator at the offensive end.

James Harden struggles with his shots

James Harden had a really tough game offensively against the Spurs. He was still able to contribute 15 points, three rebounds, 11 assists, and three steals in 34 minutes. But he only shot 29.4 percent from the field, 12.5 percent from beyond the arc, and 100 percent from the free throw line. Those numbers could be decent stats for other players, but for Harden, this was one of his off-nights, especially with how poorly he shot the ball. The Rockets finish the preseason with a 4-1 record, now they look to get a win against the Golden State Warriors [VIDEO]on opening night.

Aldridge does a bit of everything

LaMarcus Aldrige had a great all-around game for the San Antonio Spurs.

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He contributed 26 points, 10 rebounds, three assist, and two steals. He shot 57.1 percent from the field, zero percent from beyond the arc, and 100 percent from the free throw line. With the Spurs showing Aldrige how committed they are to winning with him on the roster, he will have to step up in order for the Spurs to continue their organizational success this upcoming season.

Joffrey Lauvergne keeps on improving

Joffrey Lauvergne had an incredible game against the Houston Rockets. He contributed 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists, and one steal while shooting 71.4 percent from the field. Lauvergne showed great potential in his first couple of games with the Spurs and now he is showing major improvements in his game already. With Gregg Popovich always monitoring the minutes of his veterans, Lauvergne will have the chance to show just how much he has improved going into the upcoming #NBA season.