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Spurs win eighth straight, defeat Trail Blazers

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Patty Mills scored 15 and the San Antonio Spurs took down the Portland Trail Blazers, 103-90. San Antonio (48-16) is now on an eight-game winning streak, dating back to a 120-110 win against Detroit Pistons on February 26th.

Mills shot 5-12 from the field, including 3-6 on 3-point attempts. Other key performers for San Antonio were Danny Green with 14 points and 6 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard with 12 points and 9 rebounds, and Tiago Splitter with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Despite the loss, Damian Lillard scored 23 points for Portland on 9-22 shooting, including 2-7 from behind the arc. Dorell Wright added 10 points and 6 rebounds.

The high-powered offense of San Antonio (ranked fifth in the NBA in offensive efficiency) got the better of the elite defense of Portland (ranked fourth in defensive efficiency), scoring 1.08 points per possession. The Trail Blazers posted an eFG% of just 41.0%, including 19.0% from 3-point range. This year, they are 2-4 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Spurs are undefeated (10-0) when holding their opponents to such low percentages.

Portland (42-23) has now dropped their last four in a row.

Coming up, the Spurs square off against the Los Angeles Lakers, who are 22-42 on the season. The Trail Blazers meet the New Orleans Pelicans, currently sitting at 26-38 this year. The Spurs are 1-0 versus Los Angeles this season. The Trail Blazers are 1-1 versus New Orleans this season.


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