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Spurs Fall 98-96 Against Portland - Game Recap

Nicolas Batum scored 21 points leading the Trail Blazers to a 98-96 victory over San Antonio at Rose Garden on Friday.

The Trail Blazers earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 4.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 193.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.

Portland got 21 points from Andre Miller and another 15 points from Wesley Matthews. Andre Miller contributed 8 assists, while Gerald Wallace cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

The Spurs got a 21-point performance from Manu Ginobili, who was supported by 15 points from Tony Parker. Manu Ginobili had 7 assists in a losing cause for San Antonio, while Antonio McDyess grabbed 8 rebounds.

Portland trailed at halftime, 49-47.

Portland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 39-38.

Portland looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Thunder. The Spurs will aim to get back on the winning track at Memphis.