Damian Lillard does not want to go on holiday and showed it with a sensational performance in the victory of the Portland Trail Blazers against the San Antonio Spurs (103-92). 25 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and the team behind him. It is his debut in playoffs and does not want to never end. He is the first player since Kevin Durant in score more than 17 points in their first 10 games of the postseason, a compulsive scorer and a savior for the Oregon.
Terry Stotts avoided ‘sweep’ in the knockout and got a more ‘honorary’ than necessary victory, since the series is still very complicated for them. Gregg Popovich finished booking their stars when they were losing by 15 at the start of the last quarter and it is expected that the Texans give everything to put the 4-1 in San Antonio. More sleep and hope that Thunder and Clippers reach the seventh.
Tim Duncan played 27 minutes, Tony Parker 26 and Manu Ginobili 19, adding together the three only 28 points. Evil party especially the Argentine escort, little successful in shooting (1 of 6) and especially in the triple (0 of 3), their meeting summed up his team. San Antonio scored only 3 of 18 launch three who tried to (16%), a synopsis of its accelerated precipitation in a third room where Portland broke the game (35-20).
Oregon still find defensive facilities that allowed them to the Rockets in the first round (“thanks, Harden”) and suffer when San Antonio a little on defense. Tonight, although Popovich ‘shot’ the party very soon, Stotts abused his quintet holder showing little confidence that has on its second drive. With the injury of Mo Williams, it Will Barton (17 points) only seems to be able to contribute from the bench and that against the Spurs to seven games isn’t enough. CJ McCollum played six minutes rather than Lillard, failed four shots tried and returned to the bench to little more than one minute to the end in a kind of punishment from his coach.
3-1 and feeling that the tie is view for judgment. We will lose to Damian Lillard in the same manner in which we lost Stephen Curry. But we will continue enjoying the (not so) old guard of San Antonio.