Lillard’s 36 spoil Aldridge’s return as Blazers top Spurs

The Blazers won 110-106

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) drives around San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in San Antonio. Portland won 110-106. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Damian Lillard scored 36 points and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 110-106 on Wednesday night, spoiling LaMarcus Aldridge’s return from a health scare.

C.J. McCollum added 26 points for the Trail Blazers, who were coming off a 23-point loss in New Orleans on Tuesday.

Aldridge had 19 points and seven rebounds after missing two games with a minor heart arrhythmia. He was cleared Wednesday morning and does not have any playing restrictions.

Kawhi Leonard had 34 points to lead San Antonio (52-15), which had won 11 of 12 entering the game but fell one game behind Golden State for the league’s best record.