Trail Blazers vs. Spurs Game 3 Audio
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Lillard For Three
Damian Lillard scored three points in the first quarter of tonight's matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. By the end of the first quarter, Lillard contributed six points. The Trail Blazers were down 28-18.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Wesley Matthews Kind Of A Night
Nothing energizes Wesley Matthews more than playing on his home court. By halftime, Matthews made three 3-pointers and led the Trail Blazers in scoring, with a total of 12 points.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: First Half Highlights
The Trail Blazers came into Game 3 determined to win. Playing without Mo Williams (groin injury), Portland had trouble stopping Tony Parker who scored 20 points. The Spurs led by as many as 23 points in the first half, building a big early lead just as they had in the first two games of the series in San Antonio. Walking off to the locker room, the Spurs saw themselves up 60-40. In the first half, Portland was paced by Wesley Matthews (12 points), LaMarcus Aldridge (11) and Damian Lillard (8).
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Aldridge's Play Adds Three
Aldridge's contributions tonight kept getting the Trail Blazers closer to tying the Spurs, but were not enough to get a lead in the game. Just in the third quarter, Aldridge scored seven points. Heading into the final quarter of the matchup, the Trail Blazers were down 83-69 against the Spurs.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Lillard Drives Past Parker
Tony Parker scored game-high 29 points tonight against the Trail Blazers, but Damian Lillard was not an easy target to guard. Lillard scored 21 points for Portland. He is also the first player with 200+ points, 50+ rebounds and 50+ assists in his first 9 career playoff games since LeBron James (2006).
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Second Half Highlights
Portland rallied to start the second half, pulling to 64-52 after Nicolas Batum's 3-pointer. He hit another trifecta, narrowing the gap to eight, but the Spurs kept the Blazers at bay and led 83-69 going into the fourth. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 12 rebounds for Portland and pulled the home team within eight points in the third quarter but couldn't get any closer. The Trail Blazers were hurt by 15 turnovers and only six points from their bench. The Trail Blazers were without reserve guard Mo Williams, who had a groin injury. Portland fell to San Antonio in Game 3, 118-103. The teams play again on Monday in Portland at 7:30 on TNT and 620 AM.