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NBA Game Summary - Portland at San Antonio



(Friday, January 17th)

Final Score: Portland 109, San Antonio 100

San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Wesley Matthews made three of his six 3- pointers in the final four minutes to lift the Portland Trail Blazers over the San Antonio Spurs, 109-100, on Friday.

Matthews ended with 24 points and six rebounds for the Blazers, who are now just a half-game behind San Antonio for the best record in the Western Conference.

LaMarcus Aldridge added 26 points and 13 boards for Portland, which has won four in a row. Damian Lillard tallied 21 points and eight assists.

Manu Ginobili ended with 29 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Spurs, who had a six-game winning streak snapped. Marco Belinelli and Boris Diaw each had 14 points.

"Obviously you know Manu, he was spectacular. I thought Boris (Diaw) did a great job on Aldridge in a lot of ways," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "Just didn't go his way, so to speak, on several occasions. He hung in there and he kept playing. I thought he did a good job, played him square and did what we wanted to do."

San Antonio lost forward Matt Bonner to a broken nose. He played just over six minutes before exiting.

Trailing 65-55 with 7:18 left in the third quarter, the Spurs called a timeout. Popovich was ejected after yelling at the referees. Lillard made the ensuing technical free throws to make it a 12-point contest.

Popovich's ejection seemed to fire up the Spurs, who ended the third period on a 15-4 run. Ginobili scored all 15 of San Antonio's points to give the home team a 78-77 lead after three frames.

"I've seen him do things like that for so long. It's just vintage Ginobili. He was making 3s, going to the basket," said Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts. "He got fouled on a three, pick-and-rolls. He's capable of having those. I've seen him do it a few times."

The game remained close until the final minutes. Holding a 92-91 lead with 4:12 to play, Matthews made a trio of 3-pointers during a 13-5 Portland run. Matthews' final trey made it 105-96 with 1:25 remaining.

Mo Williams went 4-of-4 from the foul line in the final 34.5 seconds to seal the victory.

After playing to a 27-27 tie in the first quarter, Portland outscored San Antonio by a 27-22 margin in the second.

Game Notes

The Blazers have won four in a row against the Spurs ... Each team made eight shots from beyond the arc ... Williams ended with 13 points ... Tim Duncan tallied 13 points and seven rebounds for San Antonio.

01/18 01:02:46 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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