San Antonio Defeats Portland 112-109 - Recap
Gary Neal went off for 27 points and added 7 rebounds leading San Antonio over Portland, 112-109, on Saturday at Rose Garden.
San Antonio won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 197.5.
San Antonio got 22 points from Tim Duncan and another 17 points from Manu Ginobili. Patrick Mills contributed 4 assists, while Tim Duncan cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
The Trail Blazers got a 33-point performance from Nicolas Batum, who was supported by 29 points from LaMarcus Aldridge. LaMarcus Aldridge had 7 assists in a losing cause for Portland, while J.J. Hickson grabbed 14 rebounds.
San Antonio trailed at halftime, 52-43.
Portland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-36.
Next game, San Antonio takes its act on the road to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Portland, they head home to face Atlanta.