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Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs: Live Score and Analysis

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Matthew SchmidtFeatured ColumnistMay 9, 2014

Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points and seven San Antonio Spurs players scored in double figures as the Spurs routed the Portland Trail Blazers, 114-97, at the AT&T Center Thursday night, taking a commanding 2-0 lead in their second-round Western Conference series.

This was a three-point game after one quarter of play, but San Antonio blitzed the Blazers in the second period, outscoring them 41-25 and taking a 70-51 lead into halftime.

Portland made numerous runs in the second half, including trimming the deficit to eight midway through the fourth quarter, but the Spurs had an answer every time and got timely buckets from Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw down the stretch to put the game away.

Both Tony Parker and Tiago Splitter posted double-doubles, with Parker tallying 16 points and 10 assists and Splitter recording 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Nicolas Batum led the Blazers with 21 points.

San Antonio shot 53.3 percent from the floor, making 12 of its 20 three-point tries. Leonard went 4-of-4 from beyond the arc by himself.

Portland made only 43.3 percent of its shots.

Game 3 is at 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday night at the Moda Center.

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