The fourth quarter wasn’t pretty, but the final result was for the Blazers. The Blazers couldn't buy a bucket for the first half of the final quarter. When they finally added points to the scoreboard, it was just enough to keep the Knicks at bay. With the win in New York the Blazers are coming home with a 4-1 record on their five game trip. Not bad. Not bad at all.
The Blazers offense came to play in Brooklyn, but so did the offense of the Nets. So needless to say, this game wasn’t without its fireworks. Portland shot 50% from the floor, the Nets shot 50.4% from the floor, but in the end it was big plays from Jusuf Nurkic and the Blazers defense that sealed the deal. Nurkic missed a layup late, but immediately stole the ball from Caris Levert and was fouled as he scored on the layup. It was that play that gave the Blazers the inch they needed to leave Brooklyn with a win.
The Blazers have a quick turnaround as they head to the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Wizards tomorrow afternoon. Coverage starts at 3:00 PM on NBCS Northwest and the NBC Sports App.
There was no love for the Blazers in Philadelphia on Wednesday. The Blazers missed shot after shot to start the game, failing to score a bucket until the 5:01 mark in the first quarter. At that point it was a 2-16 game, and the Blazers couldn’t recover. On the bright side, just two days removed from a nasty ankle sprain, Damian Lillard didn’t skip a beat scoring 30pts to lead all scorers.
The Blazers are now 1-1 on this five-game road trip, and take on the Nets Friday in Brooklyn.
It was the second of a back to back against the Sacramento Kings and the Blazers righted the ship from last night's loss and took the second game of the series.
The Blazers kept the momentum going Wednesday night at the Moda Center with a five point win over the Orlando Magic. Damian Lillard led the way with 26 and CJ McCollum was right behind him with 24. Shabazz Napier had himself another great game and put up 17 points in the win. Next up, the Blazers travel to Sacramento for a Friday night game.
The Trail Blazers big three showed up Monday night against the Nuggets and brought home the victory at Moda Center. CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic both put up 17 points and Damian Lillard added in 15. The Blazers will host Orlando on Wednesday night.
Despite a 10 point third quarter lead, the Trail Blazers came up short Friday night at Moda Center against the Nets. The key possesion late was a Nets missed free throw that Portland was unable to rebound. It would have given the Blazers the ball down only three points. Instead, they were forced to foul again and found themselves down four with only seconds to go.
CJ McCollum came up just short on what would have been the go-ahead shot in the final seconds of the game at Moda Center on Tuesday night against the Grizzlies. McCollum led the way for the Blazers with 36 points, while Evan Turner chipped in 16 and Damian Lillard 12. Former Oregon Duck, Dillon Brooks, had a late steal along with an And 1 further cementing his "Mr. Clutch" status.
Following a Carmelo Anthony ejection in the third quarter, the Westbrook/PG13 led OKC Thunder were unable to overcome the Trail Blazers at Moda Center Sunday night. The Blazers move to 6-4 on the season.
A go-ahead three pointer with .7 seconds left from Damian Lillard lifts the Blazers over the Lakers at Moda Center for a much needed victory.
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