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Spurs come into Portland after a tough loss in Salt Lake City the night prior. Typical Spurs starters with Blair at the C.
Blair proves to be ineffective against Aldridge, who comes out hot with 6 early points. Pop takes him out halfway through and puts in Tiago Splitter who does a significantly better job. Bench play keeps the game close, 21-23, Portland.
Bench stays out with the addition of Nando de Colo and Patty Mills coming in to play. Spurs continuing to keep up the high FG % (55% at the 8:37 mark). At the half, Spurs trail 45-49.
Tony Parker comes out of the half looking sharp hitting a few baskets, but after that he slips off and seems tired. Spurs fall behind in the 3rd, 69-76.
Spurs still looking fatigued, having a hard time stopping the Blazers. Later on halfway through the quarter, the Spurs starting to tighten up on their defense. In the end, couldn't stay in pace with the rested Blazers, lose 90-98.
|Final - 12.13.2012||1||2||3||4||Total|
|San Antonio Spurs||21||24||24||21||90|
|Portland Trail Blazers||23||26||27||22||98|
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