Tuesday , Apr , 13 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Portland Trail Blazers Team Report – April 13

=== Portland Trail Blazers Team Report – April 13 ===

(Sports Network) – The Portland Trail Blazers fell to the defending champion
San Antonio Spurs, 78-66, on Monday at the Rose Garden.

Zach Randolph posted 13 points and nine rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who
suffered their third straight loss and were eliminated from the playoffs for
the first time in 22 seasons after Denver clinched the final berth with a win
over Sacramento. Damon Stoudamire scored 12 points and Derek Anderson added
10.

Less than five minutes into the third quarter, Tony Parker hit a three-pointer
to give San Antonio a 48-35 advantage. The Spurs, who led 59-41 at the end of
the third quarter, opened a 62-41 edge on a three-point play by Parker 10
seconds into the fourth quarter.

Portland got no closer than 10 points in the fourth.

The Blazers will close their season on Wednesday at home against the Los
Angeles Lakers.

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