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PORTLAND, Ore. -- The San Antonio Spurs ended a seven-game losing streak at the Rose Garden, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 112-109 on Saturday night. After going into the fourth quarter down 79-73, the Spurs opened the final period with a 14-0 run. The Spurs held onto the lead until 40 seconds remained in the game, when Blazers forward Nicolas Batum sank a 3-pointer to make the score 109-109. Manu Ginobili then buried two free throws with 12.9 seconds remaining, and the Blazers missed two shots to tie the game in the closing seconds. Gary Neal led the Spurs with 27 points, leading a strong bench effort. Ginobili scored 17 points, and Stephen Jackson added 13 points. Among San Antonio's starters, Tim Duncan had 22 points and nine rebounds, and Kawhil Leonard and Danny Green scored 10 points each. Batum scored a game-high 33 points. Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge added 29 points. Point guard Damian Lillard had 20 points, and center J.J. Hickson contributed 13 poi...
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Former San Antonio Spur Sean Elliott is currently an on-air analyst for the San Antonio Spurs. A franchise that he not only played with for 12 seasons and won a ring with but, also one that stood by him as he battled a kidney condition. As an announcer, it’s expected that he might be a [...]
After 6 games, the Portland Trail Blazers, 2-4, are off to a predictable start for this season of low expectations. What is also unsurprising is the ever present hum of the NBA rumor mill, or in this day in age, the tweets coming from Twitter. Thursday evening scout and featured writer for Crossover Chronicles, Wendell Maxey, @w_maxey, tweeted out
Leonard is a young rookie...
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The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off their first home loss of the year against the Los Angeles Clippers, but a win against the San Antonio Spurs would help the team get back on track, and back to .500.
Matchup: Portland (2-3) vs. San Antonio Spurs (5-1)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 10:00 PM PT
Date: Nov. 10, 2012
The Blazers have been tested by quality opponents...
The San Antonio Spurs are sitting at 6-1, good enough for the second best record (percentage-wise) in the NBA. Once again, they’re shaking off all the haters who said they were too old, couldn’t compete with the Thunder or the Lakers and that their dynasty was finally headed down to the basement.
It’s definitely too early to start handing out championship rings, but the...
Talking about end of the season awards candidates after a week or two into the season can get pretty ridiculous, but you can't blame NBA bloggers and media members for being excited early on this season. Regardless of whether or not certain players will be playing as well toward the end of the season, or sustain throughout, there's no doubting some players have had an excellent...
Credit to Jordan Frankel (@jordanfrankel) for the find. Montel Williams Host of The Montel Williams Show Spokesperson for Partnership for Prescription Assistance Monty Williams Played college at Notre Dame (1st round pick in ’94 draft) Played in NBA from 1994-2003 Assistant Coach for Portland Trailblazers (2005-10) Current Head Coach of the New Orleans Hornets
Gary Neal had 27 points, Manu Ginobili hit two big free throws in the final seconds and the San Antonio Spurs edged the Portland Trail Blazers 112-109 on Saturday night.
The Blazers hit four straight 3-pointers to tie it at 109 with 40.5 seconds left, but Portland stumbled from there and was saddled with its third consecutive loss. Nicolas Batum had a career-high 33 points.
Danny Green makes a lot of money. According to ESPN, the Spurs will pay their starting shooting guard $3.5 million this season, mostly to make three-point baskets. A pretty sweet gig indeed, but that doesn’t mean it comes completely free of drawbacks. For example, in Friday’s game against the Kings, Green found himself the last line of defense between a charging DeMarcus...
By Martin McNeal, The Sports Xchange SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- San Antonio's Tim Duncan wasn't feeling well. So he took it out on the Sacramento Kings during a 97-86 victory at the Sleep Train Arena Friday night. Duncan cautioned reporters after the game because he's been suffering from flu-like symptoms. Duncan's game-high 23 points were one of the few offensive...
The San Antonio Spurs (5-1) will face the Portland Trail Blazers (2-3) tonight in Portland as the Spurs' West coast road trip continues. Last night, the Spurs beat the Kings 97-86 and were led by Tim Duncan with 23 points, and 12 rebounds while Patty Mills chipped in with 18 points off the bench. However, the Spurs did turn the ball over 20 times during the contest.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Tim Duncan had 23 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 97-86 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
The Spurs played without Stephen Jackson, who was out with the flu, and Duncan and several other players were a bit under the weather. But they led for much of the game in defeating the Kings for the ninth straight...
San Antonio Spurs 2011 draft pick Adam Hanga continues to flourish overseas playing with Spanish club for Bàsquet Manresa.
It wasn't too long ago Hanga hit a last second shot for Manresa against Grand Canaria and it seems he did it again. At the end of the first quarter of a recent game, Hanga launched a half court shot and hit nothing but net. Check it out.
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NBA All Star Kevin Durant makes time for a few young fans after the game. Wonder how Kevin really feels about the Harden trade? I think they just made it easier on the Phil Jackson coached Lakers in the west.-TO
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Jamal Crawford scored 25 points and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Portland Trail Blazers for a 103-90 victory on Thursday night.
De'Andre Jordan and Chris Paul had 21 points apiece for the Clippers, who led by 25 in the first half. Los Angeles improved to 4-2 in its first game away from Staples Center.
Nicolas Batum had 23 points and nine rebounds...