Spurs Take Commanding 3-0 Series Lead Over Blazers
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Tony Parker scored a game-high 29 points and dished out six assists to help the San Antonio Spurs punish the Portland Trail Blazers 118-103 Saturday, and take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal.
Parker has scored 29 or more points in three of his last four playoff games.
"He's been the engine for us," Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said. "He started out really well tonight. He made shots, he involved everybody else. He was playing great D at the other end. He's really playing a whole complete game."
LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 12 boards for Portland, which trailed by as many as 23 points in the first half but cut the lead to eight in the third quarter.
"They're just persistent," Aldridge said. "They play championship basketball and that's what we have to get to."
The Trail Blazers better get going fast; the Spurs can close out the series with a win Monday night in Portland.
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