Duncan Leads Spurs Over Blazers

San Antonio makes it 12 straight against Portland
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 6, 2008 9:14 PM CDT
Portland Trail Blazers' Joel Przybilla holds up his right hand which was injured during play against the San Antonio Spurs during the second quarter.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – 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.