With a 3-1 series lead over the Portland Trail Blazers, the San Antonio Spurs can advance to the Western Conference Finals with a win in Game 5. On the other hand, Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers will have to bring their best in order to avoid being eliminated.
The Trail Blazers are feeling confident after their 103-92 Game 4 win over the Spurs. Scoring 14 points and posting 14 rebounds to earn his first double-double of the playoffs, Nicolas Batum helped carry the Trail Blazers to the win. Damian Lillard was also a top performer for the Trail Blazers recording a game-high 25 points. Kawhi Leonard was the top performer for the Spurs in the loss. He had 11 points, seven rebounds and three assists.
The Trail Blazers are giving the ball away more frequently than usual in this series, even though San Antonio is among the worst in the NBA at forcing turnovers.