Game 5 Links: Trail Blazers at Spurs

The Blazers could not match their Game 4 intensity as they left it out on the floor in Portland. That proved to be problematic, since they were playing in San Antonio. Spurs win the series 4-1.

Game Flow | Shot Chart | Game Trax

Playoff BracketSpurs clock their ticket to the Western Conference Finals:  Await winner of Thunder/Clippers.

As the Blazers made their way to their locker rooms, "R.C. Buford waited for them. The Spurs' general manager and the NBA's executive of the year had positioned himself, mid-walk, off to the left side. He wanted to shake hands with each of the Portland players, and Coach Terry Stotts' staff, too."

Can’t get enough of that dunk?  Check out this video, or this one, of Kawhi Leonard’s one-handed double pump dunk.

ESPN’s Top 3 plays of the night have Mr. Leonard at the No. 1 spot.

No Parker, No Problem:  Beyond the Box Score at the Oregonian, plus plenty of pictures.

According to the NBA site, the Turning Point was the Spurs started playing faster after Tony Parker went to the locker room.

As always, 48 Minutes of Hell has the Playoff Grade Book posted.  Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green posted an A+ effort.

Spurs Nation, as well as others, reports that Parker’s injury "is not believed to be serious."

Office betting pool not going according to plan:  Elhassan picked the Blazers in 6.

On the Blazer’s Edge Quick-Cap, Timmay stated that "Game 5 looked incredibly familiar."

Here is a dramatic walk and music from the Spurs on the NBA’s Instagram.

One valuable lesson that the Spurs taught the Blazers, is "not to panic when an All-Star goes down."

Up Next: The Western Conference Finals

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Pounding The Rock

You must be a member of Pounding The Rock to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pounding The Rock. You should read them.

Join Pounding The Rock

You must be a member of Pounding The Rock to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pounding The Rock. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker