Lillard’s 31 not enough as Blazers fall

San Antonio Spurs center Boris Diaw, left, drives on Blazers forward Dorell Wright in Portland, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
San Antonio Spurs center Boris Diaw, left, drives on Blazers forward Dorell Wright in Portland, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Patty Mills came off the bench to score 29 points, Marco Belinelli hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:34 remaining and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 111-109 Wednesday night in a battle of short-handed teams.

Mills scored 24 points during the second half to lead the Spurs, who were playing without starters Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.

Belinelli had 20 points and Manu Ginobili 16 for San Antonio, which also had Kawhi Leonard out with an injured right hand.

Damian Lillard scored 31 points, Mo Williams added 19 points and Wesley Matthews had 18 for Portland, which played without LaMarcus Aldridge. The Trail Blazers’ leading scorer and rebounder is out with a groin injury.

Both teams had six players score in double figures.

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