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Spurs beat Trail Blazers 104-82 to return to Western Conference finals

San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills, left, slaps hands with Kawhi Leonard as Leonard walks off the court during the first half of Game 5 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills, left, slaps hands with Kawhi Leonard as Leonard walks off the court during the first half of Game 5 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard each scored 22 points, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame an injury to Tony Parker to close out the Western Conference semifinals with a 104-82 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

Patty Mills scored 18 points and Tim Duncan had 16 points and eight rebounds for San Antonio, which had four blowout victories in the five-game series.

It's the third straight conference finals appearance for San Antonio, which lost a heartbreaking seven-game series to the Miami Heat in last season's NBA Finals.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points for Portland, while Damian Lillard added 17 points and 10 assists.

The Trail Blazers' bench contributed only seven points compared to 40 by the Spurs' reserves.