LaMarcus Aldridge earned his 23rd double-double this season, scoring 26 points and registering 13 rebounds, to help the Portland Trail Blazers defeat the San Antonio Spurs, 109-100. Portland (30-9) is now on a four-game winning streak.
Aldridge went 11-22 from the field. Other top contributors for Portland included Wesley Matthews with 24 points and 6 rebounds, and Damian Lillard with 21 points and 8 assists. Manu Ginobili had a quality performance off the bench for San Antonio despite the loss, putting up 29 points on 9-17 shooting (4-5 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 7-7 from the free throw line. He also registered 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Tim Duncan contributed 13 points and 7 rebounds and Tony Parker finished with 12 points and 6 rebounds.
In a matchup of first-rate offenses, the unit of Portland (ranked first in the NBA in offensive efficiency) came out on top, scoring 1.11 points per possession.
This loss snaps a six-game winning streak for San Antonio, dropping them to 31-9 on the year.
Coming up next, the Trail Blazers take on the Dallas Mavericks, who are 23-17 on the year. The Spurs go up against the Milwaukee Bucks, currently 7-31 this season. The Trail Blazers are 0-1 versus Dallas this season. The Spurs have a 1-0 record against Milwaukee this season.