Blazers down 0-2 to Spurs in second round
The Spurs are on a dominant run that started with a 23-point win in Game 7 against Dallas and continued Thursday with their second consecutive shellacking of the Trail Blazers, this time 114-97 in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series at the AT&T Center.
The victory came two nights after a 24-point win in Game 1.
“The aggressiveness, the concentration for 48 minutes -- off the charts,” guard Manu Ginobili said. “So we are very happy with that, and hopefully, we maintain this.”
But in typical Spurs fashion, there was little celebration, and mostly calm – other than former Trail Blazers forward Jeff Ayres (formerly Pendergraph) trying to sing in a falsetto – in the Spurs locker room Thursday. In the Spurs’ championship mindset, winning two games at home, no matter how dominantly, is just doing what you’re supposed to. They know, they say, that they’ll face a much stiffer challenge as the series shifts to Portland for two games, starting with Game 3 Saturday.