Spurs clinch top seed by beating Blazers

Tim Duncan scored 18 points as the San Antonio Spurs clinched the top spot in the Western Conference after beating the Portland Trail Blazers 124-89 on April 23.

San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green (4) goes up between Portland Trail Blazers' Luke Babbitt (8) and Nolan Smith (4) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 23, 2012, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 124-89. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green (4) goes up between Portland Trail Blazers' Luke Babbitt (8) and Nolan Smith (4) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 23, 2012, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 124-89. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Portland Trail Blazers' Nolan Smith, left, shoots as San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills defends during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 23, 2012, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 124-89. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Portland Trail Blazers' Nolan Smith, left, shoots as San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills defends during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 23, 2012, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 124-89. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, left, greets his players during a timeout in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Monday, April 23, 2012, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 124-89, clinching the top seed in the Western Conference. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, left, greets his players during a timeout in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Monday, April 23, 2012, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 124-89, clinching the top seed in the Western Conference. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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