Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The San Antonio Spurs ended a seven-game losing streak at the Rose Garden against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. The Spurs trailed the Blazers through the first three quarters then pulled ahead in the fourth quarter only to see the Blazers come back. San Antonio finally pulled out the 112-109 win, before an announced sellout crowd of 20,447. "Portland did an awesome job of getting back into it, making plays, hitting big shots," said Spurs forward Tim Duncan. "But we sustained and it's a great win for us. A really great win for us. After going into the fourth quarter down 79-73, the Spurs opened the final period with a 14-0 run. "They got hot," Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. "They were playing small ball all night which opens up the court. When you play small it allows you to score points. It becomes a different type of game." The Spurs held onto the lead until 40 seconds remaining in the game when Blazers forward Nicolas Batum sunk a 3-po...
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