The San Antonio Spurs went down big early and struggled to match the Portland Trail Blazers intensity for most of the night. At the end of the first quarter the Spurs looked up and trailed 32-16.
Feb 25, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; San Antonio Spurs forwardTim Duncan
(21) shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forwardLaMarcus Aldridge
(12) at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
The Spurs bounced back in the second quarter outscoring the Trail Blazers 34-19. When it appeared that the Spurs were in position to win a big game on the road against the fourth seed in the Western Conference things changed. The Trail Blazers went up by as many as 14 points in the quarter and never looked back.
The key in the game was efficiency. The Trail Blazers shot 51% from the field, while the Spurs shot 44%. The Trail Blazers connected on 13 of 26 threes, compared to the Spurs who shot 8 of 21 from downtown.
Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 20 points and 8 rebounds.
Wesley Matthews led the Trail Blazers with 31 points.
Now that the game has concluded, we have highlights from the Spurs-Trail Blazers game! Check out the San Antonio Spurs video highlights below from NBA Highlights YouTube channel and let us know what you think about them in the comments section below!