LaMarcus Aldridge is one of the most dominant forwards in the league, and he showcased his incredible ability during San Antonio's game one blowout win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The big man dropped 38 points and shot 78.3 percent from the field as the Spurs cruised to a 32-point victory.
Having left the Portland Trail Blazers last summer to link up with Gregg Popovich and co. in Texas, Aldridge has sometimes struggled to show his best form.
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During the regular season there were times when he was simply unplayable but, on other occasions, it looked as though he was struggling to get to grips with the system at the AT&T Center.
He averaged 18 points and 8.5 rebounds per night; some of the lowest statistics in his career. But the 30-year-old believes it has been a process that is coming together at exactly the right time.
Following the win, he said: "I would not have come here, I don't think they would have wanted me here if I did not fit into what they envisioned, and what they saw for me.
"It takes time for players and different systems to adjust, and I think it has been a process all year, but it is definitely getting better at the right time."
Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard were simply faultless last night as the Spurs saw off the challenge of the Thunder with consummate ease.
Game two takes place on Tuesday morning and another crushing win for San Antonio would make a series triumph for the Thunder even less likely than it already is.