RAUL DOMINGUEZ, Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Wesley Matthews scored 24 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers held off San Antonio’s furious rally to beat the Spurs 109-100 on Friday night.
Damian Lillard had 21 points and eight assists and Mo Williams added 13 points as Portland snapped San Antonio’s six-game winning streak. Matthews shot 6 for 7 on 3-pointers.
Manu Ginobili had a season-high 29 points, and Boris Diaw and Marco Belinelli added 14 points each for the Spurs. Tim Duncan had 13 points and Tony Parker added 12, but the two combined for just eight points in the second half of a physical and testy matchup between teams vying for the best record in the Western Conference.
Portland was controlling the contest when San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich was ejected with 7:18 left in the third quarter after drawing two technical fouls during a Spurs timeout.
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