Nicolas Batum scored over Tony Parker at the buzzer, and the Portland Trail Blazers edged the San Antonio Spurs, 98-96, on Friday night.
Batum finished with 21 points for the Blazers, who won their sixth straight game at the Rose Garden in Portland, and their sixth in a row at home against the Spurs.
San Antonio led by as many as 10 in the fourth quarter, but Portland cut the deficit to 91-90 after two free throws from Batum. Parker answered with a layup, and Manu Ginobili made a 3-pointer to put San Antonio in front 96-90 with 1:21 left.
Andre Miller made two straight layups before Batum added another pair of free throws to tie it with 0.9 seconds left.
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After Gary Neal’s inbound pass sailed out of bounds past Ginobili, Andre Miller lobbed his inbound pass to Batum under the basket for the winner over Parker.
Ginobili finished with 21 points and seven assists for the Western Conference-leading Spurs, who were coming off a 122-115 loss at Denver on Wednesday that opened a three-game trip. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak.
The Blazers are still jockeying for playoff position, 11/2 games behind Denver for sixth place.
The Spurs were without Tim Duncan, who sprained his left ankle Monday night in a win over Golden State. The two-time MVP, who is averaging 13 points and nine rebounds, did not travel for this trip with San Antonio. The Spurs have been starting Brazilian forward Tiago Splitter in Duncan’s place.
West out for season: Hornets leading scorer David West has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and is out for the season. West was injured Thursday night in the Hornets’ game against Utah. He scored 29 points before being taken off in a wheelchair. Fastbreaks: Sacramento point guard Tyreke Evans scored six points against Indiana on Friday after missing 19 games with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. The Anaheim City Council on Tuesday will consider a resolution to issue $75 million in privately financed bonds to help the Sacramento Kings relocate.