AT&T Center -- The San Antonio Spurs fell to the Portland Trailblazers.
That's not surprising as playoff-bound teams are going to lose to teams not in contention and Portland has been a thorn in the side of the Spurs. What has gotten many of the fan base riled up is by how much they lost.
The Spurs allowed 136 points in that loss, something unseen during the Gregg Popovich era in regulation and also a new high (or low) for the AT&T Center.
While some fans may have wanted to punch the TV or even question the legitimacy of the team's championship hopes, Stephen Jackson offers his own opinion on the matter.
If Lilliard can score like that against the stingy Spurs defense, and does that on a nightly basis. He would have bag not just the ROY but the MVP via landslide as well. Come on. Ladyluck smiled on that Blazers team and we fans have nothing to worry about.
So we have lost to both Phoenix and Portland at home, one is a very bad team overall and the other a really bad road team. 136 points???????? Are you kidding? The Trailblazers were 8-22 on the road before they played us, what the hell!!?!?! I absolutely LOATHE the trailblazers. For like the last 4 years, every time we play them, they always turn it up. Seriously, Portland can be a bad/mediocre team when they play other teams, but when they face us, for some other worldly reason, they all of a sudden turn into this juggernaut of a team that is just unstoppable. Why does that happen when they face us? Seriously, LaMarcus Aldrige ALWAYS, and I mean ALWAYS, posts up like 25+ points on us every time, and it seems Damian Lillard has our number too. It's unfathomable how Portland is so difficult for us every freaking time. We can hang with Miami, OKC, Lakers, Clippers, Memphis, but freakin PORTLAND is always a problem for us. I may just not watch the games where we face Portland anymore, to save me the frustration of seeing Portland magically turn into a legitimate team overnight just to kick our ass, and then suck again after they leave San Antonio. It's like we have no formula, no game plan for them. You can pretty much guarantee when the Trailblazers play the Spurs, they will turn into the 1992 Chicago Bulls just for that night, and go back to being mediocre for the other teams they play.