Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Manu Ginobili made the go-ahead free throws
with 12.9 seconds remaining, as the San Antonio Spurs solved their problems at
the Rose Garden by pulling out a 112-109 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
San Antonio trailed by as many as 14 in the third quarter before Gary Neal,
playing crunch time minutes with Tony Parker out with the flu, sparked the
comeback with 15 fourth-quarter points.
Neal finished with a career-high 27 points, Ginobili had 17 and Tim Duncan
chipped in 22 points and nine boards for the Spurs, who snapped a seven-game
slide in Portland dating back to the 2007-08 campaign.
Nicolas Batum matched his career high with 33 points, and LaMarcus Aldridge
netted 29, but both missed from long range in the closing seconds in
Portland's third straight loss.
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