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Game 2 Links: Trail Blazers @ Spurs

The Spurs were able to summon the scoring beast, again, moving to a 2-0 lead over the Blazers. Here are your post game links from Game 2 of the Western Conference Semis.

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Spurs Postgame Interviews: Tony ParkerCoach PopovichManu GinobiliTiago SplitterKawhi LeonardBoris DiawPatty Mills

Trail Blazers Postgame Interviews: LaMarcus AldridgeDamian LilliardWes MatthewsNicolas Batum

Dave Deckard writes that both the Game 2 loss and the entire series revolves around two things: 1) LMA's ability to withstand Splitter's defense, and 2) the Blazer's problems on defense.

Dan McCarney cited the Spurs scoring 25 points on 10 straight possessions, coined "the onslaught", as the turning point of Game 2.

McCarney also writes about the Spurs bench creating another massive advantage for the second game in a row.

Oh yeah, here's that whole snake in the Portland locker room ordeal. Some Blazer fans think this was done on purpose, but if that were true it wold have been found in Mo Williams' locker and not Thomas Robinson's.

Postgame Grades: Matthew Tynan dished out the grades from last night and really captured Splitter's affect on LMA by citing the fact the the Spurs give up only 81.4 points per 100 possessions when he's on the floor.

Jack Winter, over at Hardwood Paroxysm, writes a piece on how the Spurs are exploiting Damian Lillards defense.

Zach Harper writes that the biggest reason Portland is down 0-2 to the Spurs is because they are unable to compete with them in the first 24 minutes of the game.

SI.com's Chris Johnson attempts to use some stretches of Game 2 to prove to the world that the Spurs are not boring.