With 1:21 left in the San Antonio Spurs (57-15), Portland Trail Blazers (42-30) in the fourth quarter, the Spurs held onto a 96-90 lead and seemingly had things under control and the Spurs were on the verge of getting win 58 of the season.
However, a look at the play-by-play of the waning moments of the fourth quarter sums up the game for the San Antonio:
|Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS)||01:21
|Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)|
|Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed||00:49.9|
|00:47.9||Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)|
|00:40.9||Batum 3pt Shot: Missed|
|Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (8 TO) Steal:Miller (4 ST)||00:32.9|
|Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)|
|Ginobili Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Matthews (2 ST)||00:07.9|
|00:01.9||Matthews Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)|
|00:00.9||Batum Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)|
|Bonner Foul : Shooting (2 PF)||00:00.9|
|Batum Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)|
|Batum Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)|
|Team Timeout : Short||00:00.9|
|00:00.9||Miller Substitution replaced by Camby|
|Novak Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)||00:00.9|
|00:00.9||Team Timeout : Regular|
|00:00.9||Camby Substitution replaced by Miller|
|00:00.9||Wallace Substitution replaced by Roy|
|Batum Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Miller (8 AST)|
After the game, Spurs' Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker had this to say:
“One of the worst I’ve had in the NBA,” Ginobili said of the defeat. “Three turnovers in 40 seconds – crazy. And bad defense, too. We gave them two layups. Unacceptable.”
“We said that we were going to switch everything, and there was never really a pick,” said Parker, who had 15 points but also committed eight turnovers. “It was just a great play from Portland.”
The Spurs will next play the Memphis Grizzlies tomorrow night in Memphis.
It's unbelievable how the Spurs lost this game, bad bad decisions in the end, Let's get back to the drawing board.
A game the Spurs should have won but they did not play smart basketball down the stretch, we really miss Duncan.
The Spurs played sloppy at the end, they can't play like that if they want to win a championship. Frustrating loss!