The San Antonio @Spurs blow past the Portland @TrailBlazers.
Well, it took two embarrassing nights, but the Spurs might have found a bit of a groove. On the contrary, the Trail Blazers are spiraling out of control. This loss now gives them their 5th in their last 6 games. After the Spurs led by as much as 12 in the opening half, Portland stormed back to attempt to run away with the game. However, DeMar DeRozan had a feast in the third quarter, fighting to prevent a third straight loss. In the fourth, San Antonio took a lead as large as 16 in a win that was definitely needed. Next for the Spurs comes a strange schedule appearance: a home-and-home inside of a home-and-home, as they go to Utah and Los Angeles, then go home to face the Lakers and Jazz (in that order).
D. DeRozan (SAS): 36 PTS, 8 REB, 6 AST, 2 STL, 13-27 FG
D. Lillard (POR): 37 PTS, 2 REB, 10 AST, 2 STL, 12-28 FG, 3-11 3PM
L. Aldridge (SAS): 29 PTS, 8 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 5 TOV, 11-15 FG
C.J. McCollum (POR): 24 PTS, 2 REB, 3 AST, 1 BLK, 11-22 FG
A. Aminu (POR): 20 PTS, 9 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 4-5 3PM
R. Gay (SAS): 18 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST, 4-4 3PM
J. Nurkic (POR): 16 PTS, 8 REB, 5 AST, 2 STL, 7-11 FG
P. Mills (SAS): 15 PTS, 1 REB, 6 AST
San Antonio goes to 11-12, 12th in West
Portland falls to 13-10, 7th in West
SAS: Tuesday, Dec. 4 @ UTA
POR: Tuesday, Dec. 4 @ DAL