Joe Freeman

Now Stotts goes ... smaller: Blake, Dame, Matthews, Batum, Kaman.

Joe Freeman

Stotts going with crazy small lineup: Blake, Matthews, Afflalo, Batum, Kaman.

Mike Richman

This is kind of terrifying RT @Portland Trail Blazers: The #Bow3Arrow has emerged! http://t.co/ObhmFrxyWZ

Erik Gundersen

Afflalo and Batum started to flash some good rhythm. Now he and Matthews working really well. Blazers up 12 w/ 9:39 left.

Joe Freeman

Matthews' last 3 ended an 0-6 (this game) and 0-13 (last two games) drought from three-point range.

Erik Gundersen

That looked like Afflalo playing in flow...

John Canzano

Patty Mills… why can’t the Blazers find a guy like that?

Mike Tokito

Here's that 4th quarter test for #Blazers. The last 9 times they've led after 3 quarters, they lost 5 times.

Sean Meagher

Batum, Matthews and Lillard all with 15 points through three quarters. Aldridge has 11&9.

Joe Freeman

End of 3rd Q: #Blazers lead Spurs 81-71. Batum has 15 pts, 8 asts, Dame has 15 pts, 6 rbs, Matthews has 15 pts. Duncan has 18 pts for SA.

Mike Richman

Blazers 81, Spurs 71 End 3rd: Matthews and Batum each with 15pts; Aldridge 11 and 9. Duncan leads SAS with 18pts.

Sean Meagher

Blazers won the third, 30-21.

Erik Gundersen

End of 3: 81-71 Blazers. Batum, Lillard and Matthews all have 15. Duncan with 18 to lead San Antonio.

John Canzano

Blazers up 10 vs. Spurs headed to fourth… do they finish this?

Sean Meagher

81-71 Blazers after Q3. Nicolas Batum with 15 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds.

Joe Freeman

Batum up to 8 assists ... His line: 15 pts, 8 asts, 3 rbs, 2 stls 6-7 from field, 3-4 from deep. One negative: 5 TOs.

Sean Meagher

Big offensive rebound and kick out from Nicolas Batum to Arron Afflalo for 3. Blazers up 10, 72-62 with 3:40 Q3.

Mike Richman

Arron Afflalo pounds his chest after that 3.

Mike Tokito

Tony Parker 1 of 8 in this game, has missed 17 of his last 20 attempts.

Mike Richman

Middle Earth? RT @TheTower51: @Mike Richman what world are we in

Mike Richman

Wesley Matthews is 0-5 from 3 and 6-6 from 2.

Kerry Eggers

Sure. Some rotten green peppers RT @miller_pdx: @Kerry Eggers I saw him at a bad food cart this aft. Maybe that has something to do with it

Mike Tokito

Duncan missed a shot after 8 makes to start game. NBA record of 18 makes w/o miss by Wilt Chamberlain is safe.

Kerry Eggers

That's 12 turnovers for #Blazers, who still lead 67-58

Erik Gundersen

First field goal of the game for Tony Parker comes with 7:18 in the 3rd quarter.

Mike Richman

The Blazers can bungle a 2-on-1 or 3-on-1 break with the best of them.

Kerry Eggers

Spurs in 6th of 9 straight road games. Last home game: Feb. 6. Next home date: March 4

Erik Gundersen

Great sign: Lillard raps better than Parker.

Joe Freeman

Matthews has been pretty solid defensively, especially challenging Leonard's assortment of shots. Leonard is 2-8 from field, with 5 pts.

Sean Meagher

10 points now. RT @Mike Richman: LaMarcus Aldridge was 3-for-11 in the first half, but he's 2-for-2 to open the third.

Mike Richman

LaMarcus Aldridge was 3-for-11 in the first half, but he's 2-for-2 to open the third.

Kerry Eggers

Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker are combined 2 for 13. Spurs can't win when that happens

Kerry Eggers

I'm not sure if Tony Parker is hurt, but he's really reluctant to shoot, and he looks like he's a step slow #notthesameplayer

Kerry Eggers

#Blazers couldn't have started the second half any better: @LaMarcus Aldridge with a jumper, @Wesley Matthews with a 3-point play. Portland leads 56-50

Kerry Eggers

Tim Duncan 14 points on 7-7 shooting for Spurs at half. @Nicolas Batum has 12 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, also 3 turnovers

Kerry Eggers

Both teams shooting well at the half -- #Blazers .553, Spurs .525. Blazers 5-11 from 3, Spurs 4-8. Blazers hurt by 9 turnovers

Mike Richman

Blazers up 51-50 at the half. Batum 12pts, 2rebs, 4ast, 2stls. Matthews 10pts; Duncan 14pts (6-6).

Erik Gundersen

Halftime: Blazers 51, Spurs 50. Batum w/ 12 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, a block. Aldridge just 3/11. Duncan 7/7, 14 points.

Sean Meagher

Portland up 51-50 at the half. Spurs outscored the Blazers 34-19 in Q2.

Joe Freeman

Halftime: #Blazers lead Spurs 51-50. Batum has 12 pts, 4 asts, Matthews has 10 pts, 3 rbs. Duncan has 14 pts for SA.

Mike Tokito

Gregg Popovich wearing a JK25 patch.

Joe Freeman

Off night for LA, who is 3-11 from the field after that last brick. He has 6 pts, 3 rbs.

John Canzano

Trail Blazers have blown a 19-point lead in the first half vs. Spurs. Tied 48-48.

Mike Tokito

Patty Mills, hasn't played a minute, and game notes don't list him as injured, but he's still first guy up to cheer for Spurs.

Joe Freeman

A 19-pt #Blazers lead is down to 2, 48-46, with 2+ left in 2nd Q. Spurs on a 14-2 run.

Erik Gundersen

OOOOO RT @SBNationNBA: Will Barton told the (much bigger) Alex Len to GET OUT: sbnation.com/nba/2015/2/25/… vine.co/v/O2qFQ6Tu6Hd

Mike Richman

Blazers playing a little too fast the last few trips. Spurs have cut the lead to 5 with 3:34 to go in the 1st half.

Kerry Eggers

That's a 23-9 run by Spurs, who close to within 46-41. Suddenly, #Blazers look disoriented at both ends

Mike Richman

Robin Lopez disagrees with the foul call now he and Tim Duncan, one of the great all-time complainers, are chatting.

Joe Freeman

Nicolas Batum's line last 6 quarters: 29 pts, 12 rbs, 8 asts, 2 blks, 12-18 from field, 5-9 from deep.

Mike Richman

Kawhi Leonard three cuts the Blazers lead to 11 and Terry Stotts immediately takes a timeout. Blazers up 46-35 with 5:28 to go in the half.

Kerry Eggers

That was a heat check for @Nicolas Batum, who is now 5 of 5 from the field

Mike Richman

Tim Duncan 6-for-6. No such thing as "vintage" Duncan. Just 18 years of production.

Mike Richman

Wes Matthews is 0-3 from deep but 2-2 on ridiculously difficult layups.

Kerry Eggers

Sure looks like Pop should have started his scrubs, doesn't it?

Erik Gundersen

Splitter read his scouting report. Closed out hard on Meyers there.

Mike Richman

Arron Afflalo hits his first 3. Then he posts up Corey Joseph. Showing the arsenal.

Erik Gundersen

It's LIVE in the Blazer Banter kave on @FanKave. Come hang out with us! http://t.co/cYnS77rYJ0

Mike Tokito

Nicolas Batum is shooting 60.9% from the field since the All-Star break.

Erik Gundersen

End of 1: Blazers 32, Spurs 16. Batum has it all going with 10 points, 3 ast, 2 reb, 2 steals and a block.

Joe Freeman

End of 1st: #Blazers lead Spurs 32-16. Batum has 10 ps, 3 as, 2 rs, 1 blk, 4-4 from field. Rolo/Wes each have 6 ps. Duncan has 10 ps for SA.

Sean Meagher

Blazers lead the Spurs 32-16 after Q1. Nico Batum with 10 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists.

Mike Richman

Pretty good start RT @JabariJYoung: Batum....10 pts, 3 asts, 2 rebs, 2 stls, 2 blks now #Blazers

Mike Richman

LaMarcus Aldridge saluted the crowd after that jumper over Diaw.

Mike Richman

Blazers shooting 10-18. Spurs 6-16 with 4 turnovers. Portland on a 10-0 run over the last 2:26.

Joe Freeman

Whoops ... make that a 10-0 run.

John Canzano

Looking up: Nic Batum (3 for 3 shooting) has two rebounds, two assists and a block in first quarter.

Joe Freeman

#Blazers are on an 11-0 run, lead Spurs 25-12, with 2+ left in 1st Q.

Erik Gundersen

Sources: Steve Blake will never miss again

Mike Richman

Tony Parker misses a wide open reverse layup. Blazers get a layup on the other end. Spurs follow with an offensive foul.

Kerry Eggers

Pop has 3 subs waiting at the scorer's table as Spurs temporarily discombobulate. #Blazers lead 23-12

Joe Freeman

Lost in last game's 4th-Q debacle was solid night for Batum. And he's at it again: 3-3 from field, 7 pts, 1 rb, 1 as. No hesitance at all.

Erik Gundersen

Nic Batum came to play!

Jim Taylor

The Boss presents L-Smooth with yet another honor. #mrdoubledouble #PORvSAS #RIPCITY @ Moda Center at… instagram.com/p/zjM0m3nVXz/

Kerry Eggers

Ageless Tim Duncan now 5 for 5, the rest of Spurs 0 for 7. Blazers lead 12-10 midway through 1Q

Mike Richman

Aldridge hit four his first seven 3s following the thumb injury RT @AlexKemper: @Mike Richman gotta be the thumbs

Mike Richman

LaMarcus Aldridge is 25-60 from 3 this season, but has missed his last 13, including one tonight. Currently 0-February.

Erik Gundersen

Blazers 12, Tim Duncan 8 with 6:29 left in the 1st.

Mike Richman

Aron Baynes is bleeding, of course, so they'll stop play for a moment to get him cleaned up.

John Canzano

Joey Crawford on tonight’s Blazers-Spurs game. Some light reading while we wait for drama: oregonlive.com/sports/oregoni…

Mike Tokito

Our own @ginamizell on SI's women in sports media under 30 panel Q&A si.com/more-sports/20…

Kerry Eggers

The old deke move by @Wesley Matthews … and a path opens to the basket

Kerry Eggers

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will actually start his five starters against #Blazers tonight: Duncan, Leonard, Splitter, Green & Parker

Kerry Eggers

Popovich: "The last time we played the Blazers (Jan. 16, a 110-96 win), we had 34 assists (on 42 field goals). That helps you win a game."

Kerry Eggers

Gregg Popovich notes Spurs had more turnovers (22) than assists (17) in Sunday loss at Utah: "That's not a good thing."

Erik Gundersen

About an hour from tip-off. Join us in the Blazer Banter public kave on @FanKave. This is just the start! http://t.co/mwwymwTJTa

Kerry Eggers

Gregg Popovich, on the #Blazers' @arronafflalo: "He's a competitor, a scorer. He has a toughness, an edge to him. it's a great addition."

Ben Golliver

Timberwolves welcome Kevin Garnett back to Minnesota with tribute video on.si.com/1DceJbC http://t.co/0F1T48zfFr

Mike Tokito

Rajon Rondo suspended by Mavs. Worth noting: If playoffs started today, Mavs vs. #Blazers in first round oregonlive.com/nba/index.ssf/…

Mike Tokito

On Vincent Johnson's fund-raising tournament: Sadly, Jerome Kersey had committed to play in it.

CJ McCollum

Light shoe day for #gqstylewars. Like and repost for a chance to win $10k for charity! instagram.com/p/zi4Ag0gMfw/

CJ McCollum

Week 2 of #gqstylewars and this week shoes are the theme! Like and share this post so I can win $10k… instagram.com/p/zi3ITcgMeQ/

Mike Tokito

New post: Former Oregon State golfer Vincent Johnson will hold tournament to help fund career oregonlive.com/golf/index.ssf…

Kerry Eggers

A look at the what the #Blazers and the other nine Western Conference contenders face on the way to the playoffs portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/2…

Mike Richman

Blazers, Timbers, Winterhawks all have home games tonight. Who says February is a bad sports month?

Mike Richman

Charlotte had the All-Star Game in 1991 and has put in a bid for 2017 and 2018 ASGs. Reading between the lines Queen City > Rose City in '17