Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/11/12
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 points and ...
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