A well-rested Blazers made up for an ugly loss against the Heat, finishing off the tired Spurs, 127-118. Here were a few essentials from a much-needed win.
- A game of runs. Each team sputtered while the other team made a big move. The Blazers made a 21-6 run in the second quarter to break the game open. In return? The Spurs ran off a 21-4 run in the third to tie it up.
- Someone put a man on Rudy Gay! Gay personally destroyed the Blazers with 16 points in the third quarter, hitting three-pointer after three-pointer as Portland’s players had a front-row seat.
- Welcome to Portland, Rodney Hood. Hood wasted no time making his presence felt, scoring 9 points during the Blazers’ second quarter run. He finished with 14 overall, and a big ovation from the crowd.
- McCollum on fire. He had another hot night, stopping San Antonio’s surge with a series of key three-pointers. This is his third consecutive game with 30 or more points.
A short road trip that starts in Dallas Sunday. Enjoy some basketball in the snow.