No one has fared better against the San Antonio Spurs over the past five years than the Portland Trail Blazers.
LaMarcus Aldridge helped make certain that trend continued last season.
With Tim Duncan's status unclear, Aldridge might be able to feast on a short-handed frontcourt Saturday night when the Blazers try to continue their success against the unbeaten Spurs in their home opener.
Portland (1-1) split its first two games on the road, losing 104-91 at Phoenix in Wednesday's opener before regrouping to roll past Denver 113-98 on Friday.
Aldridge poured in nine of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter as the Blazers snapped the Nuggets' 23-game regular-season home win streak.
''It's good to have a guy like that who can make those plays and guys can play off of him,'' said coach Terry Stotts, whose club also snapped a nine-game slide at Pepsi Center.
After totaling 53 points on 24-of-48 shooting in his first two games, Aldridge will try to help Portland win its fifth...