Recap: Trail Blazers 98, Spurs 96

With 1:21 left in the San Antonio Spurs (57-15), Portland Trail Blazers (42-30) in the fourth quarter, the Spurs held onto a 96-90 lead and seemingly had things under control and the Spurs were on the verge of getting win 58 of the season.

However, a look at the play-by-play of the waning moments of the fourth quarter sums up the game for the San Antonio:

Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) 01:21
[SAS 96-90]
01:12
[POR 92-96]
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 00:49.9
00:47.9 Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)
00:40.9 Batum 3pt Shot: Missed
Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (8 TO) Steal:Miller (4 ST) 00:32.9
00:30.5
[POR 94-96]
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)
Ginobili Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Matthews (2 ST) 00:07.9
00:01.9 Matthews Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)
00:00.9 Batum Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)
Bonner Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 00:00.9
00:00.9
[POR 95-96]
Batum Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)
00:00.9
[POR 96-96]
Batum Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)
Team Timeout : Short 00:00.9
00:00.9 Miller Substitution replaced by Camby
Novak Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 00:00.9
00:00.9 Team Timeout : Regular
00:00.9 Camby Substitution replaced by Miller
00:00.9 Wallace Substitution replaced by Roy
00:00.1
[POR 98-96]
Batum Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Miller (8 AST)

After the game, Spurs’ Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker had this to say:

“One of the worst I’ve had in the NBA,” Ginobili said of the defeat. “Three turnovers in 40 seconds – crazy. And bad defense, too. We gave them two layups. Unacceptable.”

“We said that we were going to switch everything, and there was never really a pick,” said Parker, who had 15 points but also committed eight turnovers. “It was just a great play from Portland.”

The Spurs will next play the Memphis Grizzlies tomorrow night in Memphis.

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