Blazers rally for road win
The Trail Blazers opened a six-game trip with a wild and wacky but ultimately successful night in San Antonio.
CJ McCollum's shooting and 32 points led the way in a seesaw game in which both teams blew a big lead and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was ejected early in the third quarter.
San Antonio led 111-104 with four minutes to, then gave up a 10-0 run, and the Blazers went on to win 121-116.
A three-point play by Rodney Hood put Portland ahead for good at 114-111.
The Blazers improved to 5-8, 4-4 on the road.
Former Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 13 rebounds, but the Spurs fell to 5-8 with their fifth loss in a row.
Portland shot 76 percent from the field in the first quarter, going 8 of 11 on 3-pointers to lead by as many as 23 points.
The Spurs' biggest lead was 15 points.
McCollum finished 13 of 25 from the field and 6 of 11 on 3-pointers.
Damian Lillard added 22 points but was 4 of 19 and 1 of 9, scoring mostly at the free-throw line, where he was 13 of 13.
Hassan Whiteside gave Portland 21 points and 12 rebounds.
Hood totaled 16 points.
The Blazers will play at 5 p.m. PT Monday at Houston.
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