Portland 98, San Antonio 90

Date - Thursday, December 13, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, Portland, Oregon
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #30 John Goble, #72 J.T. Orr
Attendance - 19118

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
San Antonio 21 24 24 21 90
Portland 23 26 27 22 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Antonio 18-6 7-2 11-4 L2
Portland 10-12 6-4 4-8 W2


Trail Blazers 98, Spurs 90: Rookie Damian Lillard scored a career-high 29 points to go with seven rebounds and six assists as Portland handed San Antonio its second road loss in as many nights.

LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points and J.J. Hickson had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who avenged a three-point home loss to the Spurs last month.

Nicolas Batum, battling a balky back that forced him to miss the previous game, contributed 11 points and a career-high eight assists and buried a decisive 3-pointer with 68 seconds to play.

Tony Parker scored 21 points and Tim Duncan added 16 for San Antonio, which lost to a 3-pointer at the buzzer in Utah on Wednesday night and fell to 11-4 away from home.

Portland took its biggest lead at 83-71 early in the fourth before Parker scored six straight points in a 10-2 spurt to rally the Spurs, who got within 91-88 on Danny Green's 3-pointer with 2:22 to play. Batum delivered the dagger with his 3-pointer to restore the lead to six before he blocked a shot by Parker 16 seconds later.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Portland G Wesley Matthews (hip flexor) sat out his second straight game after ending his streak of 250 consecutive games played. ... The Spurs fell to 4-2 in the second end of back-to-back games this season. The other defeat was the infamous game at Miami when coach Gregg Popovich elected to rest his star players. ... Luke Babbitt was also in double figures with 12 points for the Blazers, who finished 7-for-27 from behind the arc.

Top Game Performances

San Antonio   Portland
Tony Parker 21 Scoring Damian Lillard 29
Manu Ginobili 7 Assists Nicolas Batum 8
Tiago Splitter 7 Rebounds J.J. Hickson 12
Tony Parker 7 Free Throws Made Damian Lillard 5
Tim Duncan 2 Steals Aleksandar Pavlovic 4
Tim Duncan 2 Blocks LaMarcus Aldridge 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 90 45.8 6-19 18-25 23 38 2 8 19
Portland 98 45.5 7-27 11-12 19 40 5 11 15

Upcoming Games

  • Portland will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .462 after a loss.
  • San Antonio will play their next game at home against Boston. The Spurs have a W/L % of .737 after a win and .800 after a loss.
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