NBA Game Summary - Portland at San Antonio
(Wednesday, February 25th)
Final Score: San Antonio 99, Portland 84
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Tony Parker continued to step it up in Tim Duncan's absence, notching game-bests of 39 points and nine assists as the San Antonio Spurs pulled away late to rout the Portland Trail Blazers, 99-84, at the AT&T Center.
After missing Tuesday's game, further tests on Duncan's knee on Wednesday revealed right quad tendonosis and the veteran is considered day-to-day. Parker had 37 points and 12 assists in Tuesday's 93-76 rout of the Mavericks.
"I prepared myself today," said Parker. "I drank a lot of water because the other game Pop (Gregg Popovich) told us 40 minutes before that Timmy (Duncan) was not going to play so today I knew he was not going to play so I prepared myself to play for 40 minutes."
Matt Bonner totaled 15 points and nine rebounds for the Spurs, who have won four in a row. Michael Finley chipped in 13 points and Kurt Thomas ended with eight points and 10 boards.
Channing Frye had 15 points and seven boards for the Blazers, who lost their second straight game on the heels of a three-game win streak. LaMarcus Aldridge and Travis Outlaw dropped 13 points each in defeat. Brandon Roy gave 14 points in the loss.
"I didn't play very well tonight," said Roy. "I was missing so many shots and I just needed to knock them down."
Nursing a five-point lead late in the game, Parker had seven points and Bonner added a jumper to make it 98-84 with 53.5 seconds left.
Roy missed a three-pointer on Portland's ensuing possession to all but seal the deal.
The Spurs were on top 29-20 after the first quarter and opened a 48-45 lead at the break.
San Antonio outscored Portland 26-18 in the third quarter en route to a 74-63 lead heading into the final 12 minutes.
Finley's three-pointer gave the Spurs an 82-69 lead with 8:22 left to play.
However, seven straight points from the Blazers cut it to 82-76. Sergio Rodriguez closed out the surge with 6:43 showing on the clock.
Moments later, Roy's layup brought the visitors within 87-82.
Portland shot 37.6 percent from the field while the Spurs hit at a 53.8 percent clip...The Spurs moved to 2-0 on a three-game homestand...In addition to Duncan being out, Manu Ginobili has been out since the All-Star break and is expected to miss a few more weeks with a right ankle injury...San Antonio, which has now won six straight home games, is 20-7 at the AT&T Center this year. The team will finish its current homestand against Cleveland on Friday...The Blazers, meanwhile, dropped to 0-2 on a three-game road trip...The Blazers snapped an ugly 12-game skid to the Spurs with a thrilling 100-99 win in Portland on Halloween night. Portland has lost 11 straight in San Antonio, however, last winning in the Alamo City on November 9, 2002.
02/26 01:06:51 ET