Trail Blazers 137, Spurs 97
LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and the Portland Trail Blazers
routed San Antonio 137-97 Tuesday night while the Spurs rested Tim
Duncan and Tony Parker.
Jamal Crawford scored 20 points, shooting 5 for 7 on 3-pointers,
and had eight assists for the Blazers, who led by as many as 48
points and sat all of their starters for most of the fourth
quarter. Gerald Wallace and Nicolas Batum each had 19 points.
Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead San Antonio,
which snapped an 11-game winning streak overall and an eight-game
streak on the road.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said before the game that he was
resting Parker and Duncan because the Spurs were playing three
games in four nights. Parker is averaging 19.5 points per game,
while Duncan’s averaging 19.9 points and 8.6 rebounds.