San Antonio extend win streak with victory over Portland Trailblazers

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By Tokunbo Salako
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobli prepares to shoot
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobli prepares to shoot   -   Copyright  Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol were the kings of the court as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Portland Trailblazers 93-91.

The pair each scored 16 points during the first half to help the Spurs (22-10) win their third consecutive game.

Way to go Pau!

Manu Ginobli and Patty Mills both came off the bench to score 10 points apiece for San Antonio.

Even though the Spurs seemed short-handed at times without rested starts Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, they forged ahead.

So close but so far for the Trailblazers....

But the Blazers didn't buckle under relentless pressure - Damian Lillard led Portland with 17 points, while Jusuf Nurkic had 15.

However, Portland's backcourt struggled at decisive moments, most notably when C.J. McCollum failed to sink a game-winner 3-pointer.