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Spurs, sans Duncan, topple Trail Blazers - Daily Herald / Utah Valley Local News
Spurs, sans Duncan, topple Trail Blazers
The Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan and Tony Parker will rest up Thursday.

One needs it. The other earned it.

With Duncan sidelined for the second straight game with a leg injury, Parker scored 39 points in a dazzling encore to his 37 the previous night, and the Spurs continued Portland's misery in San Antonio with a 99-84 win over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

Parker's 76 points in the past 24 hours pushed San Antonio's win streak to four with LeBron James and Cleveland coming to town Friday in the first meeting of the elite teams.

Whether the Spurs will have Duncan, who is listed as day to day with right quad tendonosis, is unknown. Definitely out will be Manu Ginobili, who is still recovering from an ankle injury.

In the meantime, Parker has almost single-handedly made sure San Antonio can manage.

"Tony Parker was a super stud again, and generated the offense again," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "His leadership on the floor was exceptional."

Channing Frye scored 15 for Portland, which lost in San Antonio for the 11th consecutive time in a streak that dates to 2002.
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