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Portland holds off the Spurs

Associated Press / November 1, 2008
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Michael Finley's shot at the buzzer for the San Antonio Spurs rimmed out and the Trail Blazers edged the Spurs, 100-99, last night in Portland.

With the score tied at 93, Brandon Roy hit a pull-up jumper for the Blazers, but San Antonio's Roger Mason answered with a 22-footer to tie it again.

After Rudy Fernandez missed one of two free throws, Tony Parker's reverse layup with 1:29 left gave the Spurs their first lead of the second half at 97-96.

Roy made a pair of foul shots to put the Blazers in front before LaMarcus Aldridge hit a shot from the top of the key to make it 100-97 with 35 seconds left.

After Parker hit a pair of free throws, Travis Outlaw's bank shot for the Blazers missed. Mason took the ball to the other end and appeared to have a clear path to the basket - but he passed off to Finley, who missed as the buzzer sounded.

Roy had 26 points and seven assists for the Blazers, who were without center Greg Oden. The 7-foot rookie sprained his right foot in the season opener Tuesday night.

Nuggets 113, Clippers 103 - Allen Iverson scored 9 of his 25 points in the final 3:35 of overtime and visiting Denver overcame an 18-point halftime deficit to beat Los Angeles.

Nene added 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets before fouling out for the second time in two games. Kenyon Martin missed nine of his first 10 shots and finished with 13 points. But he also grabbed 13 boards, made a key defensive stop to send the game into OT, and made a 3-pointer in the final minute to secure the victory.

Al Thornton had 30 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers.

Grizzlies 86, Magic 84 - Rudy Gay hit an 18-foot jumper as time expired to give Memphis its first win in a home opener since the 2001-02 season. Gay scored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter.

Raptors 112, Warriors 108 - Chris Bosh scored 31 points, Anthony Parker had 23, and host Toronto beat Golden State in overtime.

76ers 116, Knicks 87 - Elton Brand had 24 points and 14 rebounds to lead host Philadelphia in a rout of New York.

Heat 103, Kings 77 - Dwyane Wade had 20 points and eight assists, and host Miami scored a whopping 41 points off turnovers to easily beat Sacramento.

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