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PORTLAND, Ore. Air Jordan 10 China . -- Spurs coach Gregg Popovich took pains to make sure guard Tony Parker was well rested for the playoffs. "I barely played in April," Parker said. "I was joking with Pop if I was still with the Spurs." The break has paid off. Parker scored 29 points and San Antonio took a 3-0 lead in its Western Conference semifinal series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 118-103 victory on Saturday night. Parker has scored 29 or more points in three of his last four playoff games. He had 20 points in the first half alone in Game 3 against Portland. "Hes been the engine for us," Popovich said. "He started out really well tonight. He made shots, he involved everybody else. He was playing great D at the other end. Hes really playing a whole complete game." The Spurs led by as many as 23 points in the first half, building a big early lead just as they had in the first two games of the series in San Antonio. "I think it just happened," Parker said of the third straight game with a big jump on Portland. "We just wanted to come in and have a good start, take care of the ball and play good defence like we did at home." The teams meet again on Monday night at the Moda Center. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Portland, which pulled within eight points in the third quarter but couldnt get any closer. The Blazers were hurt by 15 turnovers and only six points from their bench. "Theyre just persistent," Aldridge said. "They play championship basketball and thats what we have to get to." No NBA team has come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a seven-game series. In 2003, the Blazers rebounded with three wins after dropping the first three against Dallas, but ultimately lost the first-round series deciding game. San Antonio, the top seed in the West, is vying for a second straight trip to the finals: Last season the Spurs fell to the Miami Heat in seven games. The winner of the series goes on to meet the winner of the conference semifinal between Oklahoma City and the Clippers. The Thunder lead that series 2-1. San Antonio has dominated this one. On Thursday night, the Spurs built a 20-point lead and won 114-97. The Spurs routed the Blazers 116-92 in the series opener after a hard-fought seven-game series against the Dallas Mavericks. The Blazers were without reserve guard Mo Williams, who has a groin injury. Williams played just 9 minutes in Game 2, and the Spurs backups outscored Portlands 50-19. Williams has consistently brought a spark and leadership off the bench the whole season, and has capably filled in while Lillard rests. Earl Watson and Will Barton helped spell starter Damian Lillard in Game 3. The Blazers took a brief 13-12 lead midway through the first quarter on Lillards step-back jumper. It was just their second lead of the series. But Parker pestered the Blazers and his finger-roll layup put the Spurs up 25-15. Marco Belinellis falling-down jumper pushed the lead to 28-17 before the first quarter was over. Parkers back-to-back 3-pointers gave the Spurs a 58-35 late first-half lead and they went into the break ahead 60-40. Portland rallied to start the second half, pulling to 64-52 after Nicolas Batums 3-pointer. He hit another 3 to narrow it to 68-60, but the Spurs kept the Blazers from coming any closer and led 83-69 going into the fourth. Parkers layup and free throw gave San Antonio a 100-81 lead in the fourth. Portland mounted a rally to get to 103-91 on Robin Lopezs layup with 5:46 left but it was too late. "Pop, you have to give him credit. He looked at the big picture, and rested me (the last month)," Parker said. "When we started the playoffs, he told me Be ready to play 37-38 minutes a game, were going to need you to play at your best. And so far its working." Portland advanced to the second round for the first time in 14 years by defeating the Houston Rockets in six games, clinching the series with Lillards amazing 3-pointer at the buzzer at home for a 99-98 victory in the deciding game. The Spurs have a 3-2 series advantage over Portland in the playoffs, sweeping the previous meeting in the 1999 conference finals. The teams split the regular-season series 2-2. NOTES: Before Game 2 in San Antonio, Blazers forward Thomas Robinson saw a snake in the locker room at the AT&T Center. Because the snake hissed, the team at first thought it was a rattlesnake, but it later turned out it was not venomous. So before Saturday nights game, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked if his team had seen any critters in the Moda Center: "We expected a Beaver but we didnt see one," he laughed. ... Tim Duncan moved past Karl Malone into fifth place all-time for career playoff points. 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Solomon Elimimian did not make the trip with the team after suffering what appeared to be a right leg injury in the teams regular season finale against the Calgary Stampeders. http://www.cheapairjordan10.com/ .com) - A pair of Eastern Conference rivals will meet on Saturday as D.ALTA BADIA, Italy - Ted Ligety needs some training.A lot of it.And some snow would help, too.Struggling with a broken wrist and without the training volume he normally relies on, the Olympic champion was beaten soundly by Austrian rival Marcel Hirscher again in an unusually bumpy World Cup giant slalom race Sunday.Hirscher led after the opening run then extended his gap in the second leg to finish a whopping 1.45 seconds ahead of Ligety for his third consecutive victory in the technical events of GS and slalom. Thomas Fanara of France placed third, 1.48 back, for his third podium result on the Gran Risa course.Ligety, who normally dominates the GS events and has won this race twice, attributed his recent struggles to a lack of training. Thats partly due to the week he lost from his injury but mostly due to a lack of snow everywhere from Chile to Colorado to the Alps.Im a guy that likes a lot of skiing. I like to take 10 runs a day and ski a bunch of days. Whereas some guys dont like that kind of volume, said the American, who has won only one race this season. I get confidence out of skiing that kind of volume. Hopefully it snows somewhere or they can make snow somewhere and I get some training in.With little snow cover — all of it artificial — and green grass lining both sides of the steep and twisty Gran Risa, the bumps played a much bigger role than usual.It was definitely one of the toughest races this season. It was like mogul skiing or motocross skiing, said Hirscher, the three-time defending overall champion from Austria. But were not searching for easy races. Were searching for challenges.Usually at this time of year, the Gran Risa has a smoothly groomed and icy surface that allows Ligety to perform his high-arcing, rhythmic turns to perfection — like when he won the first run by an almost unheard of 2.40 seconds two yyears ago. Cheap Air Jordan 10. Normally its like a carpet here — super smooth — and now its super rattley, Ligety said.Standing only seventh after the opening run, a distant 1.33 behind, Ligety had to alter his tactics for the second leg.Second run I just tried to go and, whether it felt horrible or not, just try to follow the fall line more, said Ligety, who is competing with four screws inserted into his left hand after breaking his wrist in a training accident last month. Whereas first run I was trying to be smooth and the snow wasnt letting me do it. I just kind of went with it more.It was Hirschers third career victory on the Gran Risa, having also won this race last year plus a slalom in 2011. Italian great Alberto Tomba holds the record of four wins on the Gran Risa.If you ski too lazy and not in an aggressive style you have no chance to fight against the Gran Risa, Hirscher said. I gave 100 per cent.Toronto native Trevor Philp finished 19th.In the overall, Hirscher moved within 70 points of leader Kjetil Jansrud, who finished 14th after winning a super-G in Val Gardena a day earlier.In the GS standings, Hirscher holds a 74-point lead over Ligety.Ligetys only win this season came when he stormed back from fourth after the opening run in a GS in Beaver Creek, Colorado, this month.I definitely have to try to figure out how to ski with a little more confidence in the first runs, he said. Thats been one of my strengths the last couple of years.Perhaps, Ligety was asked, he is struggling for motivation after so many seasons at the top of GS. After all, hes won the season-long World Cup title in GS five of the last seven seasons and took gold at the Sochi Olympics in February.I have no problem whatsoever for motivation, he said. 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