Dan McCarney

10 straight for Portland. Have fought back from 11- and 7-point deficits.

Paul Garcia

Aldridge erases the Spurs' 7 point lead, gives Blazers 54-51 edge. Aldridge has 18 points.

Paul Garcia

Aldridge just took and made a three. It's his 27th attempt of the season and 14th make as well.

Dan McCarney

Green now 4 for 4 on 3s after 7 for 13 the other night.

Jeff McDonald

LaMarcus Aldridge, from the Marc Gasol Memorial Top o' the Arc.

Quixem Ramirez

It’s gotten to the point where Danny Green could pull up from half court and I’d expect him to make it.

Paul Garcia

Crabbe sags off Green to try to disrupt Duncan, Duncan feeds the open Green for three. Spurs by 7, Green with 15 points.

Jeff McDonald

Tim Duncan, 4 for 4 from the line.

Jeff McDonald

Manu is shooting 75.6% from the foul line this season, which isn't terrible but would be his lowest conversion rate since rookie year

Paul Garcia

Both teams with a combined 14 turnovers. SA 6, POR 8. No team is shooting better than 44% at half.

Paul Garcia

Lillard leads with 13 points, Green/Duncan 12 points each at half, Aldridge 10 points. SA 26-14 in paint lead. SA 12 assists on 19 makes

Paul Garcia

Half: Spurs 46, Blazers 44. POR barely takes 2Q 27-26. Lillard/Blake/Aldridge with 19 in 2Q, Duncan/Green 14 in 2Q. SA 14-6 in paint in 2Q.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs had 11-point lead, gave it all up, now up 46-44 at half.

Quixem Ramirez

I could watch Tim Duncan do this all day. vine.co/v/OXaqtnWEWvL

Quixem Ramirez

Halftime: Spurs 46, Blazers 44. Duncan has 12 points, 5 rebounds.

Jeff McDonald

Pop almost never publicly barks about making free throws. He just barked at Ginobili after that miss.

Dan McCarney

Manu Ginobili, King of the 2 for 1

Paul Garcia

Tim Duncan with the sick spin move for the layup. Then Manu with the and-1 opp. SA leads 46-44.

Quixem Ramirez

Spurs basketball at its finest -- two passes, two points, two seconds. vine.co/v/OXaAtrIzmqt

Dan McCarney

In that same span, Portland has doubled its output, from 21 to 41, while outscoring Spurs by 14.

Paul Garcia

Pop mixes up the lineup, throws Manu in there with Green and Joseph.

Dan McCarney

Spurs with 6 points over the past 7 minutes. Enter the narrative: Maybe hitting the wall after Wednesday's triple-OT grindfest?

Paul Garcia

2:11 left in 2Q, Blazers are outscoring Spurs 22-18 in the quarter. SA down 1. SA shooting 37%, POR 44%.

Dan McCarney

I didn't think it was terrible to bring Daye back on off chance he finally figured it out. Example 10,879 why I could never be an NBA GM.

Quixem Ramirez

/pinches self RT @Jeff McDonald: Tim Duncan, 2 for 2 from the foul line.

Paul Garcia

Dame for three. Blazers take the lead at 39-38.

Mike Monroe

#Spurs Tim Duncan just went 2-2 at foul line ... stop the presses!

Jeff McDonald

Tim Duncan, 2 for 2 from the foul line.

Quixem Ramirez

Spurs bench platoon couldn’t hold the double-digit lead. Pop responds with Duncan, Diaw, Green and Joseph.

Paul Garcia

Mass sub of starters about to return.

Paul Garcia

Anderson has joined the Spurs' second unit in place of Daye.

Quixem Ramirez

Theory: The Spurs are a lot worse when Austin Daye is on the basketball court.

Jeff McDonald

First scoring drought was mostly on the starters. This one is on the bench. Equal-opportunity struggling.

Mike Monroe

#Spurs not very good at killing the power play ... #Blazers blitz 2nd line 9-0, cut lead to 32-30

Dan McCarney

9-0 run for Blazers. 11-point Spurs lead down to 2.

Paul Garcia

Blake nails a three, Spurs' lead has been cut to 2. SA has now dropped the lead twice when the bench came in and gotten cold.

Jeff McDonald

And another Spurs' scoring drought, and that 32-21 lead down to 32-30.

Paul Garcia

Pop's finally going with a single sub - Anderson to return.

Mike Monroe

1st free throws of game coming for #Blazers with 7:44 left in 1st half

Dan McCarney

Classic Icy/Hot stretch for Danny Green, 12 for 20 on 3s over past two-plus games.

Jeff McDonald

Oh, btw ... Spurs up 32-21 early 2Q. For those (inexplicably) following me for a score.

Quixem Ramirez

Danny Green's euro step ... Fail. vine.co/v/OXauHAmThP0

Paul Garcia

The Red Rocket drills the three and the Spurs lead 32-21. Meanwhile, Pop just chewed out Austin Daye for something.

Jeff McDonald

Austin Daye might be cut by halftime. I don't even know what he did, but Pop's on him again.

Paul Garcia

Spurs lead 29-19, Bench comes in at the 9:39 mark. Pretty cool, like a hockey lineup as someone referenced earlier on here (Twitter).

Quixem Ramirez

That’s a whopping 10 3-pointers in the last two games for Danny Green.

Jeff McDonald

Danny Green tries a euro step. But the exchange rate was all off.

Mike Monroe

2nd shift re-enters for #Spurs, 9:39 lef tin 2nd, SA up 29-19

Paul Garcia

Danny Green for three again. He's got 10 points. Pop about to mass sub once more.

Jeff McDonald

Here comes the shift change.

Paul Garcia

Danny Green for three. Boris initially had Cojo on the cut, but he didn't have good position, so he kicked it out and Diaw fed Green.

Mike Monroe

First free throws (except for technical) of game for either team, Diaw goes 1-2

Paul Garcia

Spurs' starters are on the floor to start the second quarter.

Paul Garcia

Pop's 1Q substitution pattern: Startesr to 6:41 mark, Bench to 2:39 mark, Starters to end of quarter.

Quixem Ramirez

Spurs finished the quarter missing 10 consecutive shots, still lead 20-17.

Paul Garcia

1Q: Spurs 20, Blazers: 17. SA shooting 38%, POR 47%. POR 6 TOs, SA 3. Duncan 6 points, Aldridge 6 points.

Quixem Ramirez

End of first quarter: Spurs 20, Blazers 17. Duncan leads the way with six points.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs go final 4:47 without a solitary point, and yet somehow still lead 20-17.

Dan McCarney

Spurs scoreless on eight straight possessions.

Jeff McDonald

Without Parker and Leonard, starting group has nobody who can transform a turnover into a one-man fastbreak. Not getting those quick hitters

Mike Monroe

and the starting #Spurs 5 all return at once after TO vs. #Blazers ... platoon basketball

Jeff McDonald

Shift change. Starting lineup back in for Spurs.

Paul Garcia

Mass sub again: All starters in for Spurs.

Dan McCarney

Six straight for the Blazers, SA lead down to 20-17 with 3 mins left in 1st Q.

Jeff McDonald

His butt, in PG-13 language.

Jeff McDonald

Pop suggests, loudly, to Austin Daye he might want to remove his head from a place his head never should have been in the first place.

Dan McCarney

Spurs leading 20-11, shooting 64 w/ 1 TO after Gino's winding layup.

Quixem Ramirez

Stealth Pop. RT @mdotbrown: Pop taking the night off. http://t.co/HaLDY6l7R7

Paul Garcia

Spurs lead 18-11 to start, SA shooting 67%, Portland 50%. Aldridge with 6 points.

Paul Garcia

The Spurs forced a traveling violation on defense and it looked like Pop was yelling at Splitter or Beli for not rotating.

Quixem Ramirez

Pop throws in Belinelli, Ginobili, Daye, Bonner and Splitter in the five minute mark. A full lineup change.

Jeff McDonald

The PA guy announced that line change in one breath. Kudos.

Dan McCarney

Fully expect all my bank info to be available online in about 5 mins after that one, so keep your eyes peeled.

Jeff McDonald

Pop substituting hockey style. Five new guys coming in at next break. So that's how they're handling back-to-back

Paul Garcia

Pop coming with mass sub: Manu, Bonner, Splitter, Daye, Marco

Paul Garcia

Duncan goes glass on the inbounds. Kaman to check in as Spurs start with 12-4 lead. Duncan has 6 points.

Quixem Ramirez

Boris’ strengths: Passing, basketball IQ, butt Boris’ weakness: Nothing.

Dan McCarney

There are remote villages in North Korea with better Internet connectivity than the AT&T Center.

Dan McCarney

Boris couldn't just eaten him instead, so... RT @Matthew_Tynan Poor Wes Matthews

Paul Garcia

Green gets the defensive board, drives down, feeds Cory on the wing, then Cory gave Green the open corner three. SA 9-4

Paul Garcia

Boris caught the ball on the wing with Matthews on him. Anderson, Green got out of the way - Diaw with the easy post.

Paul Garcia

Spurs run 4-Down twice to start. First time was a Green contested air ball. Second was a Duncan make.

Dan McCarney

Two of the best uniforms in the league here tonight at the AT&T.

Quixem Ramirez

Crazy stat, courtesy of ESPN: Spurs have used a league-leading 15 different starting lineups this year.

Paul Garcia

Christmas intros are back .

Jeff McDonald

Spurs: Joseph, Green, KYLE ANDERSON, Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw. Trail Blazers: Lillard, Matthews, Crabbe, Aldridge, Freeland.

Paul Garcia

Looks like Kyle Anderson gets the start at 3. Cory Joseph at 1, Danny Green at 2, Tim Duncan at 4, Boris Diaw at 5

Michael De Leon

(Audio) Spurs vs. Portland Pregame Report: Leonard, Parker, Batum, Lopez out ift.tt/1sQsXQJ #spurs

Dan McCarney

Update with new info: Leonard should return 'soon' despite torn ligament in right hand blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/20…

Paul Garcia

(Audio) Spurs vs. Portland Pregame Report: Leonard, Parker, Batum, Lopez out - projectspurs.com/2014-articles/…

Dan McCarney

Source tells @Mike Monroe Leonard could be back as soon as Monday's home game with the Clippers. Portland (tonight), Dallas (Sat) in meantime.

Jeff McDonald

As for tonight, adding to Spurs' woes, Boris Diaw is sick but remains available.

Jeff McDonald

Nothing definite, but hearing both Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker could return next week.

Dan McCarney

Leonard out indefinitely with torn ligament in right hand, says 'it's not as bad as it sounds' blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/20…

Dan McCarney

For what it's worth, Pop didn't seem overly concerned, either. So it wouldn't seem this is going to be a long-term absence. We shall see.

Mike Monroe

#Spurs injury news gets worse with revelation by Kawhi Leonard that he has torn ligament in right hand

Mike Monroe

Per Kawhi Leonard, he has torn ligament in right hand; must wait for swelling to reside before considering returning