Tim Duncan had 27 points and 11 rebounds and San Antonio beat Portland 72-65 on Sunday, extending the Spurs' winning streak over the Trail Blazers to 12 straight games. Manu Ginobili's dunk with 1:31 left all but sealed it for the Spurs, who handed the Blazers their fifth consecutive loss. Ginobili finished with 10 points and six assists.
The Spurs were coming off a 90-64 loss at Utah on Friday that snapped an eight-game winning streak. But they clinched a playoff spot on Saturday when the Sacramento Kings beat the Denver Nuggets 118-115. San Antonio's Tony Parker hit consecutive baskets to make it 70-60 with 3:37 left in the game.