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Aldridge returns and Spurs beat Portland 113-101

LaMarcus Aldridge said his return to Portland weighed on him.

Greeted by a mix of cheers and boos, Aldridge scored 23 points to lead his new team, the San Antonio Spurs, to a 113-101 victory over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

"It was emotional. I have nothing but love for this city. I have so many memories in this arena so it was hard for me out there," said the four-time All-Star, who spent nine seasons in Portland before leaving as a free agent this summer.

Kawhi Leonard finished with 20 points for the Spurs, who won their third straight.

Damian Lillard led the Blazers with 22 points, including five 3-pointers, and nine assists. Portland has...