Spurs set to play Blazers in West semifinals
San Antonio advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by routing the Dallas Mavericks, 119-96, on Sunday during Game 7 of their first-round series. The Spurs led for all but 56 seconds of the blowout victory as Parker (32 points) and sixth man Manu Ginobili (20 points, five assists, six steals) steadied a prolific offense that shot 57 percent from the field, made 10 three-pointers and scored 68 first-half points. … San Antonio, which earned the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and finished with the NBA’s best regular season record (62-20), has won at least 50 games an NBA-record 15 consecutive seasons. … In the midst of one of the most successful runs in NBA history, the Spurs have reached the playoffs 34 times in the last 38 seasons, including 17 in a row — the longest active streak in the NBA and tied for the fifth-longest in league history. Only the Los Angeles Lakers have more postseason appearances (35) since 1976.