When your team shoots 52 percent, scores 106 points and still loses by 30, the absence of your leading scorer is probably not the problem.

Portland came into San Antonio and absolutely roasted the Spurs, 136-106, behind an electric 35-point, nine-assist performance from Rookie-of-the-Year-in-waiting Damian Lilliard on a record-breaking night.

And it wasn't the good kind.

The 136 points is the most ever allowed at home by a Gregg Popovich team, and the second most ever allowed during his coaching tenure. The most? That came last year in Portland, where the Blazers dropped 137 against the Big-3-less Spurs.

LaMarcus Aldridge put up 26 points, J.J. Hickson had 23 and Eric Maynor scored 20 off the bench (huh?), but tonight was the Lilliard show. It was just a shame his performance forced most of the San Antonio crowd to leave early.