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Trail Blazers look to topple Spurs again

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Notes, Quotes · Trail Blazers look to topple Spurs again · Roster Report

One of the toughest things to do in the NBA is to beat a team twice in one week.

It's even more difficult when the opponent is the best team in the league.

Three days after the Trail Blazers' "Miracle on Drexler Drive" victory over San Antonio at the Rose Garden, the teams meet again at One AT&T Center.

Nicolas Batum scored four points in the final nine-tenths of a second Friday night to lift the Blazers to a 98-96 win over the Spurs.

"You know the Spurs are going to motivated after the way they lost" in Portland, Blazer point guard Andre Miller said. "We'll have to be at the top of our game to win. And it's the second (game) of back-to-backs."

THUNDER 99, TRAIL BLAZERS 90: Portland's Gerald Wallace had a near-career night, but it was Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook stealing the spotlight Sunday at U.S. Airways Center. Wallace scored 40 points, but Westbrook tallied 14 of his 28 points in the final seven minutes to lift Oklahoma City (48-24). It was only the second loss in seven games for the Blazers (42-31), who fell into a tie with New Orleans for sixth place in the Western Conference.

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