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Trail Blazers 137, Spurs 97: Postgame Notes

02/21/12
  1. Written by: caseyholdahl  / avg. rating: 5.0


    • The Trail Blazers had six players record 16 points or more (L. Aldridge 21, J. Crawford 20, G. Wallace 19, N. Batum 19, E. Williams 17, R. Felton 16) for the first time since Dec. 20, 1992 against Golden State at Memorial Coliseum.

    • Tonight’s loss marked the first time San Antonio lost by 40 points or more since March 5, 1997 in a 111-69 loss at Chicago.

    • Jamal Crawford set a season high with five 3-point field-goals made in the first half, Crawford shot 5-for-5 from the field in the first half and was 3-for-3 from the foul line. He would also finish with a team-high eight assists, the tenth time this season he’s led or tied for the team lead in assists.

    • One day after setting a season low for points in a quarter with seven, the Trail Blazers set a season high for points in a quarter with 41 in the game’s first quarter.

    • Portland set a new season high for points scored in a half with 66 first half points, points through three quarters with 103 points heading into the fourth quarter and total points with 137 points on the night.

    • The Trail Blazers starting five were responsible for 49 first half points on 16-for-24 field-goal shooting, 6-for-8 from downtown and a perfect 11-for-11 from the charity stripe.

    • Every member of the Trail Blazers starting five who attempted a shot eclipsed the 50% field-goal shooting mark.

    • Portland shot a season-high 59.6% from the field, 51-for-86.

    • The Trail Blazers have outrebounded their opponent by a combined total of 97-60 in the last two games at the Rose Garden.

    • Gerald Wallace recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 19 points (6-for-10 FG) and 10 rebounds. Wallace has eclipsed the 50% field-goal shooting mark in 14 of 18 home games this season.

    • Elliot Williams set a new career high with 17 points and shot 70% from the field (7-for-10).

    • Portland converted on its first six field-goal attempts of the night and registered an assist on each of the six baskets.

    • The Trail Blazers have now held San Antonio below the 100-point mark for the 14th consecutive meeting between the teams and seventh consecutive victory for Portland at the Rose Garden. The 40-point win was Portland’s largest win over San Antonio in series history.

    • Tonight’s win marked the Trail Blazers second win of 40 points or more and a league leading seventh victory of more than 20 points.

    • Tonight marks the 177th consecutive sellout at the Rose Garden (including regular season and playoffs), dating back to Dec. 21, 2007.

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