NBA Game Summary - San Antonio at Portland
(Thursday, December 30th)
Final Score: San Antonio 114, Portland 80
Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Tim Duncan scored a game-high 19 points and added nine rebounds to lead San Antonio over Portland, 114-80, at the Rose Garden.
Tony Parker tallied 18 points and four assists for the Spurs, who won their fourth straight game.
"I thought this was one of our best games of the season," said San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich. "We're not this good, though, and Portland is not that bad."
Darius Miles collected 17 points and six boards for the Trail Blazers, who have dropped three of their last four.
"I don't have a whole lot to say," said Blazers head coach Maurice Cheeks. "They kicked us from start to finish. I can't explain it, but it was my worst game since I've been here. From the beginning, we didn't put up any effort."
The Spurs started the game on a 17-2 run and they never looked back. Parker capped off the burst on a bucket with just under five minutes left in the first quarter.
San Antonio led 21-14 after the opening frame and continued its dominance in the second quarter with a 36-point effort.
Early in the second, Portland cut the deficit to 33-25, but the Spurs quickly responded with a 16-4 run to squash the comeback attempt. Parker completed the spurt on a field goal with 4:11 left in the half that made it a 49-29 affair.
The Spurs took a 57-36 advantage into the intermission and led by double digits the entire second half. Their largest lead of the game was 34, coming at the final score.
San Antonio only turned the ball over eight times and outshot the Blazers from the field, 54 percent to 40 percent.
San Antonio has won four straight and eight of its last 10 at Portland.
The Spurs are 10-5 on the road this season...Last season, the Spurs swept their four meetings with the Blazers. Overall, San Antonio has won seven straight and eight of the last 11 contests...The last time the Blazers defeated the Spurs was on January 9, 2003, at the Rose Garden.
12/31 02:27:10 ET