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Portland Trail Blazers
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Rookie point guard Damian Lillard outdueled All-Star Tony Parker, and the Portland Trail Blazers held off a late San Antonio Spurs surge to win 98-90 Thursday night at the Rose Garden. Lillard collected season highs in points (29) and rebounds (seven), and he had six assists. The Trail Blazers (10-12) handed the Spurs (18-6) their second loss in as many nights. San Antonio fell 99-96 to the Jazz at Utah on Wednesday. LaMarcus Aldridge contributed 22 points and six rebounds for the Blazers, who beat the Spurs for the eighth time in the teams' past nine meetings in Portland. Parker had 21 points and five assists to lead San Antonio. Portland led 63-61 late in the third quarter before reserves Luke Babbitt and Sasha Pavlovic each hit 3-pointers in a 9-0 run. The Blazers carried a 76-69 advantage into the final period. When Aldridge buried a short jumper with 10 minutes left, Portland led 83-71. The Spurs answered with 10-2 run to get within 85-81 with ...
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Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard says he saw Portland's victory over San Antonio coming, and not just during the course of the game.
''I think this whole week we've been locked in as a team. It had that feel,'' Lillard said. ''Guys were excited to play.''
Lillard scored a career-high 29 points in Portland's 98-90 win over the Spurs...
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Rookie point guard Damian Lillard outdueled All-Star Tony Parker, and the Portland Trail Blazers held off a late San Antonio Spurs surge to win 98-90 Thursday night at the Rose Garden. Lillard collected season highs in points (29) and rebounds (seven), and he had six assists. The 6-foot-3 Weber State product shot 11-for-22 from the field and 5-for-5 from the...
For Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers, Thursday evening in Portland was a season-high type of night. Lillard led the Blazers to a 98-90 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in which the rookie scored 29 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and dished six assists.
For the Spurs, it was yet another back-to-back game on the road. With an aging core and the team still missing...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard says he saw Portland's victory over San Antonio coming, and not just during the course of the game.
"I think this whole week we've been locked in as a team. It had that feel," Lillard said. "Guys were excited to play."
Lillard scored a career-high 29 points in Portland's 98-90 win over the...
The matchup of tonight's game will be between Tony Parker and Damian Lillard when the San Antonio Spurs visit the Portland Trailblzazers.
Parker is coming off a heartbreaking loss against the Utah Jazz last night while Lillard is hoping to be healthy after tweaking his right ankle on Monday night. Lillard is averaging 18.4ppg and shooting 42% from the field while Parker is...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tony Parker had 22 points and eight assists to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the Boston Celtics 103-88 on Saturday night.
Gary Neal added 20 points, Danny Green scored 12 and Tiago Splitter finished with 16 points and eight rebounds for San Antonio (19-6), which overcame the loss of Manu Ginobili to improve to 8-2 at home.
Ginobili departed with a bruised...
Blazers are who we thought they were
With a quarter of the NBA season behind us, we’re looking back and recapping the biggest contributors—and disappointments—for the 10-12 Trail Blazers so far.
MVP: LaMarcus Aldridge
Despite a lack of consistent play and physicality, it’s impossible to deny Aldridge’s contributions to this team.
L.A. is averaging 21.0 points per game ...
SAN ANTONIO -- With Manu Ginobili out hurt and Tim Duncan struggling, the San Antonio Spurs turned to Tony Parker and a tested bench to get them a win. They produced in convincing style. Parker had 22 points and eight assists to lead the Spurs to a 103-88 win over the Boston Celtics Saturday night at the AT&T Center. The 12th-year guard was 8-of-14 from the field and 5...
The San Antonio Spurs have always been thought of as that grind-it-out team. That team that methodically breaks down defenses with its passing and low post play. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have long been able to slither their way through defenses and Duncan was just a point guard in a post's body with the way he could break down defenses with his post moves and the pass. ...
Celtics drop their 2nd game in a row-tonight they lose to the Spurs in San Antonio, 103-88. This was basically more of the same from Boston tonight: turnovers, poor defense and the inability to make shots when it mattered. Tony Parker easily won the battle of marquee PG’s, lighting-up Rondo and the C’s for 22 points. Parker’s back-up, Gary Neal, was equally impressive, putting...
SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio guard Tony Parker had 22 points and eight assists to lead the Spurs to a 103-88 win over the Boston Celtics Saturday night at the AT&T Center. Parker was 8 of 14 from the field and 5 of 6 from the free throw line and scored nine points in the final quarter. Gary Neal added 20 points, Tiago Splitter 16 and Danny Green 12 as the Spurs snapped a two...
Spurs backcourt Tony Parker and Gary Neal combined for 42 points to lead the Spurs over the Celtics 103-88. Paul Pierce and Jason Terry led the Celtics with 19 apiece in the losing effort. Here are some more quick observations:
Jason Terry couldn't miss in the 1st half (17 points).
Jason Terry couldn't make in the 2nd half (1 point).
Manu Ginobili was limited to just over...
The San Antonio Spurs (19-6) erased a two-game slide versus the Boston Celtics (12-11) tonight in San Antonio 103-88 despite having Manu Ginobili suffering a left thigh contusion and Tim Duncan having an off game offensively shooting 2-13 from the field.
The Spurs were paced by Tony Parker with 22 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds and 4 steals. Boston was led by Paul Pierce with...