Blazers stay alive with win in Game 4

Blazers stay alive with win in Game 4

Portland Trail Blazers' Robin Lopez (42) and San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan (21) battle for position under the boards in the second quarter during Game 3 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Portland, Ore. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 25 points and the Portland Trail Blazers staved off elimination in the Western Conference semifinals with a 103-92 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.

Nicolas Batum had 14 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists to cut San Antonio’s advantage in the series to 3-1.

Portland held Tony Parker to 14 points after he had scored 29 points or more in three of his last four playoff games. Coach Gregg Popovich sat Parker and Tim Duncan after Portland built a 20-point lead in the final quarter.

The Spurs are looking to head to the conference finals for the third straight season.

Game 5 is Wednesday night in San Antonio.

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