Bench leads way as Spurs handle Trail Blazers
Patty Mills and Rudy Gay integrated for 42 points Monday, and assisted San Antonio’s bench control in the late 3rd and early 4th quarters as the Spurs overloaded the host Portland Path Blazers 125-104.
The Spurs led by 5 points heading to the last duration however ran to a 108-91 lead with 6:33 to use the strength of 11 points by Gay and 6 by Mills. Portland never ever got closer than 11 points the remainder of the method in spite of 9 fourth-quarter points by Damian Lillard.
LaMarcus Aldridge led San Antonio with 22 points however never ever saw the court in the last duration as Mills and Gay, who scored 21 points each, keyed the thrashing.
DeMar DeRozan included 20 points and 11 helps, Jakob Poeltl scored 11 points, Keldon Johnson pinched hit 10 points, and Dejounte Murray had 11 helps for the Spurs, who won their 2nd straight video game and 3rd of their previous 4 trips.
San Antonio’s bench outscored the Path Sports jackets’ reserves 59-25.
Lillard led all scorers with 35 points. Rodney Hood, who got in the video game balancing 1.6 points per video game, included 21, and Carmelo Anthony broke in 14 for Portland, which has actually lost 2 of its previous 3 video games after a four-game win streak.
CJ McCollum missed out on the video game with a sprained left foot suffered in the Path Sports jackets’ win over Atlanta on Saturday; there is no schedule for his go back to action.
San Antonio led 59-54 at the break after shooting 58.1 percent over the very first 24 minutes and dispensing 19 helps — both highs for a half this season. Mills led the Spurs in the very first half with 13 points, while Aldridge included 12 points, and DeRozan had 10 over the very first 2 quarters.
Lillard scored 15 points in the half in spite of going 1 for 5 from beyond the arc, with Hood — who began in location of the hurt McCollum — acquiring 13 for Portland by intermission.
The Spurs ran their result in as numerous as 10 points in the 3rd quarter, at 70-60 on a layup by DeRozan at the 7:57 mark, prior to Portland rallied to connect the video game at 78 on Lillard’s drive 5 minutes later on. San Antonio took an 87-82 benefit into the last quarter.
–Field Level Media
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.