Damian Lillard scored 36 points and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the San Antonio Spurs, 110-106, on Wednesday night, spoiling LaMarcus Aldridge’s return from a health scare.
Aldridge had 19 points and seven rebounds at San Antonio, playing 32 minutes after missing two games with a minor heart arrhythmia. He was cleared Wednesday morning and does not have any playing restrictions.
Kawhi Leonard had 34 points to lead San Antonio, which fell one game behind Golden State for the league’s best record.
Trailing 104-97 with 1 minute 45 seconds remaining, San Antonio closed to within two points as Aldridge scored five consecutive points on a layup and a dunk that led to a...