National Basketball Association
Portland 137, San Antonio 97
When: 10:00 PM ET, Tuesday, February 21, 2012
TRAIL BLAZERS 137, SPURS 97:
Where: Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
#45 Brian Forte, #73 Tre Maddox, #9 Derrick Stafford
Portland put on a scoring clinic at the Rose Garden against short-handed San Antonio, emphatically ending the Spurs' NBA season-best 11-game winning streak.
Already missing Manu Ginobili (strained left oblique) and Tiago Splitter (right calf strain), the Spurs sat Tony Parker and Tim Duncan and the end of the streak was virtually assured and the Blazers took advantage with their highest and most lopsided game this season. The 40-point win also was the largest for the Trail Blazers over the Spurs, surpassing the mark of 37.
Portland had seven players score in double figures, led by 21 from LaMarcus Aldridge. Jamal Crawford, starting in place of Raymond Felton, scored 20. Nicolas Batum and Gerald Wallace each scored 19. Elliot Williams had 17, Felton 16 and Wesley Matthews 11.
Portland made 15 3-pointers (15 of 28), one shy of tying the franchise record.
Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs, who have lost seven in a row in Portland, with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Danny Green scored 16 and Cory Joseph 13.
Portland, which had lost four of five at home, went on a 22-0 run late in the first quarter.
The Blazers roared to a 41-23 lead after the first quarter, one night after scoring a franchise-low seven first-quarter points against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Crawford had 18 points at halftime and made all five of his 3-pointers. The Blazers starters scored 49 points in the first half, making 16 of 24 field goals and 6 of 8 3-pointers..
The Spurs last won nine straight away from home from Jan. 16-Feb. 12, 2006. ... The Blazers shot 13 of 19, including 8 of 11 on 3-pointers, in the first quarter. That was in stark contrast to a Monday's start at Los Angeles. when the Trail Blazers were just 3 of 17 from the field. ... Felton is 15 of 26 in his last three games
Top Game Performances
Kawhi Leonard 24
LaMarcus Aldridge 21
Richard Jefferson 3
Jamal Crawford 8
Kawhi Leonard 10
Gerald Wallace 10
Danny Green 7
||Free Throws Made
Gerald Wallace 6
Kawhi Leonard 5
LaMarcus Aldridge 2
Eric Dawson 1
Gerald Wallace 3
Team Stats Summary
Portland will play their next game on the road against Denver. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .294 after a win and .765 after a loss.
San Antonio will play their next game on the road against Denver. The Spurs have a W/L % of .708 after a win and .667 after a loss.