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

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 1 2011 10:35 p.m. MST

San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker defends against Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, in Portland, Ore.  (Rick Bowmer, Associated Press) San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker defends against Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, in Portland, Ore. (Rick Bowmer, Associated Press)

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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