Trail Blazers vs. Spurs Game 2 Audio
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Lillard Beats The Buzzer
Damian Lillard made a two point shot at the first quarter buzzer. Portland trails San Antonio 29-26 in Game 2.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: First Half Highlights
Nic Batum's two early 3-point jumpers and three points from Lopez tied the Trail Blazers against the Spurs at 12. Thanks to Lillard's last second shot, the deficit melted but the the Spurs were on top 29-26 at the end of the first. In the second quarter, the Spurs extended the lead to 19 points with the halftime score 70-51.Batum was the first Trail Blazer to get the double-digits tonight (he had 12). Lillard scored 15 for Portland.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Batum On A Roll
Nic Batum had the most points of all Trail Blazers tonight, scoring 21. He made three 3-pointers and had eight defensive rebounds. His last 3-point jumper cut San Antonio's lead to 8 points.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Second Half Highlights
Lillard's 18-foot jumper pulled the Blazers within 92-80 with 9:17 remaining and his driving layup a minute and half later cut the margin to 94-84. Batum, who was 1 for 5 on 3-pointers in Game 1, hit his third of the game to cut the lead to 99-91 with 5:37 remaining. However, the Trail Blazers' unbalanced efforts in the second half of the game resulted in a 114-97 loss in Game 2. The top scorers for Portland were Batum (21), Lillard (19), Aldridge (16) and Matthews 14). Will Barton scored 13 coming off the bench. The Trail Blazers host the Spurs in Portland on Saturday.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Terry Stotts Post Game Interview
Coach Stotts talked about the game and high level of competitiveness in the game. He also talked about the changes his team needs to implement going into the third matchup this Saturday in Portland.