Trail Blazers vs. Spurs Game 5 Audio
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Batum Adds Three
Nic Batum was finding his way all over the court in the first quarter of tonight's game. At the buzzer, he scored seven points. The Trail Blazers and the Spurs were tied at 19.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: The L-Train Jams
LaMarcus Aldridge contributed eight points in the second quarter. His two-point jam cut the deficit in the game to seven points against the Spurs.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: First Half Highlights
After the first even quarter, San Antonio began to outscore Portland. The Spurs had four 3-pointers in the second quarter, with Leonard's second extending its lead to 43-30 with 4:47 remaining in the half. Then, Portland ended the first half with a 12-4 run in the final 3:16. Thanks to the starters Aldridge, Batum and Lillard, Portland stayed close in the game. At halftime the Trail Blazers were down 51-44 in Game 5 at San Antonio. Damian Lillard's eight assists in the first half were one shy of the franchise playoff record for any half (9, four times).