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               === Blazers put up 136, shockingly rout Spurs ===
 
 San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Damian Lillard scored a game-high 35 points
 and  dished out nine assists as the Portland Trail Blazers earned a convincing
 136-106 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday.
 
 LaMarcus  Aldridge followed with 26 points on 12-of-18 shooting from the floor
 and  J.J. Hickson  added 23 points and  11 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who
 have won four of six.
 
 Portland  also took the  season series with the victory -- en route to scoring
 the  most points  against the  Spurs in  San Antonio  since Nov.  7, 1990  vs.
 Denver. HemisFair Arena was the home of the Spurs at the time.
 
 "You  don't  ever predict a  win in San  Antonio," Portland coach Terry Stotts
 said.
 
 Tim  Duncan had 18 points and eight boards for the Spurs, who had a three-game
 winning streak come to an end. Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili added 16 points
 apiece in the setback.
 
 Portland  took  a 90-82 lead  in the fourth, as  Lillard closed the third with
 eight of the team's final 10 points.
 
 The momentum carried over into the final frame, as the Blazers exploded with a
 17-6  flurry just over three minutes into the action as Hickson made it 107-88
 with two free throws.
 
 The  stunned Spurs  simply had no answer,  as Portland scored 46 points in the
 fourth quarter alone and controlled every aspect of the game.
 
 "In  the  second half they caught  fire and you  know, just got away from us,"
 Duncan  added.  "Combination of us playing  bad and them playing good and just
 put it on that. Obviously try to learn from it."
 
 After  the  Spurs held  a lead for  most of the  second quarter, Eric Maynor's
 jumper with four minutes remaining gave the Blazers a 48-47 edge.
 
 Both  teams  went into  the break  knotted up  at 57-57,  as Ginobili nailed a
 fadeaway  three to close the action. Hickson had 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting
 after the first two quarters.
 
 Duncan slammed home a missed 3-pointer at the end of the first quarter to make
 it 29-27 in favor of the home team.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Spurs  play at Minnesota  on Monday, then have  four straight at home ...
 Portland  snapped  a seven-game road losing  streak ... It was just the fourth
 home  loss for  the Spurs this season  ... The Trail Blazers shot 61.6 percent
 (53-of-86), including 13-of-21 from behind the arc ... Maynor had 14 points in
 the fourth quarter.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 03/08 23:57:28 ET