Trail Blazers vs Spurs Friday, 03/08/13 AT 05:30PM

  1. Lillard Drops 35 In 136-106 Rout Of Spurs

    Written by erikgundersen on Mar 8, 2013

    Behind 35 points and nine assists from Damian Lillard, the Trail Blazers (28-32) put together an improbable 30-point rout Continue Reading

  2. Trail Blazers Face Spurs For Final Time

    Written by erikgundersen on Mar 8, 2013

    The Portland Trail Blazers (28-32) continue their three-game road trip against the team with the Western Conference's best Continue Reading

  3. With Increased Role, Victor Claver Is Coming Around

    Written by erikgundersen on Mar 7, 2013

    "The little things" are a cliche term for details. The minutiae of life such as meals times and work schedules and, in the Continue Reading

  4. Damian Lillard Takes A Stand Against Bullying

    Written by trailblazers on Mar 4, 2013

    Rookie guard Damian Lillard, along with the Portland Trail Blazers and their partners Les Schwab Tire Centers and adidas Continue Reading

  5. Damian Lillard Named Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie Of The Month For February

    Written by trailblazers on Mar 1, 2013

    Lillard, 22, paced all rookies with 19.8 points, 6.2 assists, 38.7 minutes and 22 3-pointers made to go with 2.9 rebounds Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers @ Spurs Game Thread

The Spurs are a team that has consistently shot the ball efficiently from the field, free-throw line and from deep. Not to mention, they'll make you pay if you turn the ball over and this year is no different. San Antonio ranks 2nd in FG% (.488), 4th in 3-PT% (.381), 4th in FT% (.788), 5th in total turnovers forced (933), and 6th in Points off Turnovers (1080). As the numbers have shown, the Spurs rarely beat themselves, let alone at home where their 24-3 mark is tied for tops in the NBA. This means that the Trail Blazers must play smart, sound basketball. For Portland to take the season series from the Spurs, they must limit their turnovers, shoot over 45%, get to the line 20+ times and treat this game like a playoff game; every possession counts. In their 112-109 loss to SA back on November 10th, the Blazers gave up 57% shooting and allowed the Spurs 31 trips to the free-throw line. But during their 98-90 win on December 13th, the Blazers held the Spurs to just 45.8% shooting and found a way to take 88 shots compared to their 72. Defense, hustle, efficiency. Those are the three ingredients to a road win!

So Rip City, what are your keys to victory? Continue>>>

My Starting 5

Actual score:

Average predicted score:

Player Pts Ast RB
#12   LaMarcus Aldridge 26 2 5
#88   Nicolas Batum 2 5 8
#8   Luke Babbitt 3 1 0
#2   Wesley Matthews 15 1 4
#4   Nolan Smith 0 0 0
#21   J.J. Hickson 23 1 11
#0   Damian Lillard 35 9 3
#11   Meyers Leonard 0 1 1
#5   Will Barton 3 1 0
#18   Victor Claver 3 0 0
#19   Joel Freeland 6 0 3
#1   Jared Jeffries 0 0 2
#6   Eric Maynor 20 6 1
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