AT&T CENTER – Behind 15 points off the bench from Patty Mills, and with a team effort in which six players scored in double-figures, the San Antonio Spurs held on to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday 103-90. What was an early blow out with the Spurs taking a 16 point lead into halftime, turned into a gritty second half, as the Blazers lost LaMarcus Aldridge early in the third quarter to a back contusion, but his teammates battled with their star down. The Spurs however, behind 17 combined points from Mills and Marco Belinelli in the fourth quarter, put the Blazers away. Here were a few keys to the Spurs’ 48th win of the season.
San Antonio’s Versatile Offense
Though the team only collected 21 assists, the Spurs’ offense still excelled as they scored no less than 26 points in all but the third quarter. Danny Green scored 14 points, Manu Ginobili provided 13 points and four steals off the bench, Kawhi Leonard and Tiago Splitter also put up 12 points apiece, with Leonard grabbing nine rebounds, and two steals. Tim Duncan scored 10 points along with 11 rebounds.no comments