Portland 98, San Antonio 96

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 25, 2011 10:00 PM
Location - Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Officials - #52 Pat Fraher, #10 Ron Garretson, #53 Mark Lindsay
Attendance - 20644

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
San Antonio 28 21 21 26 96
Portland 24 23 26 25 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Antonio 57-15 33-3 24-12 L2
Portland 42-30 26-10 16-20 W2

Recap


Nicolas Batum’s buzzer-beating basket capped a run of eight straight Portland points as the Trail Blazers rallied to an improbable 98-96 victory over the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Friday.

Batum scored on a lob from Andre Miller as time expired after tying the game by making two free throws with less a second remaining as Portland improved to 42-30.

The Spurs (57-15) committed their third turnover in the final 32 seconds to give Portland the ball under its own basket to set up the decisive basket on Miller’s eighth assist of the contest.

Batum and Miller scored 21 points for the Trail Blazers, who trailed 96-90 after San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili hit a 3-pointer with 1:21 left. Miller scored on two layups prior to Batum’s game-tying free throws.

Wesley Matthews added 15 points and LaMarcus Aldridge and Gerald Wallace scored 14 apiece for Portland. Wallace also had 10 rebounds.

Ginobili scored 21 points and Tony Parker added 15 points for San Antonio.

The Trail Blazers led 75-70 after Batum’s basket 20 seconds into the fourth quarter. San Antonio then went on a 16-2 run, taking the lead on Gary Neal’s layup. DeJuan Blair’s basket ended the surge and gave the Spurs an 86-77 lead with 6:22 remaining.

Top Game Performances

San Antonio   Portland
Manu Ginobili 21 Scoring Nicolas Batum 21
Manu Ginobili 7 Assists Andre Miller 8
Antonio McDyess 8 Rebounds Gerald Wallace 10
George Hill 3 Free Throws Made LaMarcus Aldridge 4
Matt Bonner 2 Steals Andre Miller 4
Matt Bonner 1 Blocks Marcus Camby 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 96 51.3 11-23 7-10 19 38 2 8 19
Portland 98 46.5 7-26 11-14 14 39 1 11 14

Upcoming Games

  • Portland will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .610 after a win and .548 after a loss.
  • San Antonio will play their next game on the road against Memphis . The Spurs have a W/L % of .772 after a win and .867 after a loss.
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