Aldridge has 40 in Blazers' 99-86 win over Spurs

By Anne M. Peterson

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 1 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

PORTLAND, Ore. — LaMarcus Aldridge had a career-high 40 points along with 11 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the NBA-leading San Antonio Spurs 99-86 on Tuesday night.

Wesley Matthews added 21 points for the Blazers, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Manu Ginobili had 14 points for the Spurs, who have lost only eight games this season.

Gary Neal's 3-pointer for San Antonio tied it at 78, but Aldridge's layup and Wesley Matthew's scoop gave Portland its biggest lead of the game so far at 82-78 with 7:03 left.

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