Stroll down memory lane: A quick look at all 11 straight Blazer wins
WIN #1: 123-117 home victory over the Warriors on Feb. 14th
Let’s go back to when the winning streak all began!
Blazers vs. Warriors.
Lillard vs. Curry
The Trail Blazers had this single Warriors game remaining on the schedule before the All-Star break. Portland jumped out to a 40-27 lead at the end of the first quarter and led by as many as 20 points in the first half.
At this point in the season, many felt that this 123-117 win over Golden State was the best win of the season. Damian Lillard scored 44 points and dished out eight assists and the Blazers were able to overcome Kevin Durant’s 50 points. With the victory, Portland went into the All-Star break six games over 500.
WIN #2: 110-81 road victory over the Jazz on Feb. 23rd
No All-Star rust for the Blazers.
With the first game back after the All-Star break, Portland started showing just how important this final stretch is to the Blazers in making a push in the Western Conference playoff race. Both Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum were dialed-in and didn’t show any “All-Star break rust.” The Blazers never trailed in this game.
McCollum scored a game-high 26 points, while Lillard added 24. This road win snapped the Jazz 11-game winning streak.
Maurice Harkless had a big game defensively and came up with six steals on the night. Portland scored 22 points off of Utah’s 20 turnovers.
WIN #3: 106-104 road victory over the Suns on Feb. 24th
THIS GAME equals #LillardTime…
In this contest, it came down to the wire in Phoenix. The game was tied 10 different times. BUT Damain Lillard took over late.
Lillard scored the final lay-in of the game with just tenths of a second on the clock to help his team get a two-point victory over the Suns.
Dame scored 19 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter. Portland as a team overcame its season-worst 6-of-30 shooting from three-point range.
WIN #4: 116-99 home victory over the Kings on Feb. 27th
It was a double-double kind of night for Damian Lillard vs. the Kings. Lillard scored 26 points and dished out 12 assists, while Jusuf Nurkic had 17 points and nine rebounds.
And, how about that Shabazzle Dazzle??
Shabazz Napier was a big contributor off the bench with 20 points on 6-of-7 shooting and 4-of-5 from long distance.
As a team, Portland shot 52.4% from the field and 44.1% from deep.
WIN #5: 108-99 home victory over the Timberwolves on Mar. 1st
The Blazers got off to a slow start vs. the T-Wolves. Portland shot just 25 percent in the first quarter after CJ McCollum went 1-for-5, and the Blazers were down 24-19 after one.
Damian Lillard missed his first seven shots in the first quarter, but then went on to score 35 points for the game.
The Blazers went on a 7-0 run to start the second half.
This home win, gave Portland a season-high fifth straight win at that point in the season.
WIN #6: 108-100 victory over the Thunder on Mar. 3rd
Watch out for the BLAZER ROOKIE!!!
It was a career night for rookie Zach Collins after he scored a career-high 12 points. Collins went 5-of-6 from the floor, including 2-of-2 from three-point range vs. the Thunder.
The win put Portland in sole possession of the third spot in the Western Conference, while the Thunder dropped down to seventh.
Russell Westbrook led the way for OKC with 30 points and 11 rebounds. With the win, the Blazers snapped the Thunder’s three-game winning streak.
WIN #7: 108-103 road victory over the Lakers on Mar. 5th
Damian Lillard scored 19 of his 39 points in the final quarter against the Lakers and with Dame putting the Blazers on his shoulders, the Trail Blazers won their 15th straight game in the series.
LA led 97-86 before Hollywood witnessed #LillardTime.
And oh by the way, Lillard scored 15 points in a row for Portland down the stretch. The Trail Blazers outscored the Lakers, 35-23 in the fourth.
WIN #8: 111-87 victory over the Knicks on Mar. 6th
Hello, Blazer three-pointers!!!
As a team, Portland made a season-high 20 three-pointers on the night, while Damian Lillard hit eight of those 3-pointers.
Portland was up by as many as 27 points in the second half. Maurice Harkless missed his third straight game with a knee injury.
WIN #9: 125-108 victory over the Warriors on Mar. 9th
Golden State was without Steph Curry (ankle), but it was Kevin Durant once again to lead the Warriors on offense. KD scored 40 points, but CJ McCollum had a team-high 30 points for the Blazers. Damian Lillard chipped in 28 points
The combo of Ed Davis and Zach Collins was once again a dynamic force down low. Davis finished with 10 points and 15 rebounds. Collins tied his career high of 12 points.
WIN #10: 115-99 victory over the Heat on Mar. 12th
There are people out there who have been focusing on the fact that the Blazers’ opponents have been without key players during Portland’s current winning streak. And, during this game vs. Miami, the Heat were without two key players in starting center Hassan Whiteside and veteran Dwyane Wade.
But as Blazers head coach Terry Stotts said on Tuesday on Rip City Mornings with Dan and Nigel-- Injuries happen in the league especially at this point in the season.
Now back to the win over the Heat-- Damian Lillard scored 21 points in the second half. And, oh by the way, he leads the league in second-half scoring. Lillard finished with 32 points and 10 assists. Jusuf Nurkic also had a double-double adding 27 points and 16 rebounds.
WIN #11: 113-105 victory over the Cavs on Mar. 15th
We can now add the Cleveland Cavaliers to this list!
The Trail Blazers were playing team ball against the Cavaliers on Thursday night. Portland finished the night with 26 assists to the Cavs 17 assists.
CJ McCollum had a team-high 29 points, while Damian Lillard finished with 24 points and nine assists.
Maurice Harkless came up big in the win. Harkless chipped in 17 points and five rebounds.