Taking on the Champs

LaMarcus Aldridge leads the team in scoring (22.2 ppg) and rebounding (10.4 rpg).
San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Antonio Spurs will try to put a disappointing loss behind them Friday night when they face the Portland Trail Blazers at AT&T Center. On Wednesday, the Spurs dropped a heartbreaker at home to the Memphis Grizzlies, 117-116 in three overtimes. The Blazers have won four of their last five against the Spurs in the regular season. San Antonio dispatched Portland in five games in the second round of last season's playoffs en route to a fifth NBA title. Including the postseason, the Spurs have won four straight as the host in this series, but Portland is 2-1 in its last three stops in Alamo City during the regular season.  Full Story

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NFL Juggernauts and Fading Has Beens
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