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Lillard's 3-pointer on OT lifts the Blazer over the Warriors



Lillard's 3-pointer on OT lifts the Blazer over the Warriors

Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring a basket of 3 points against the Golden State Warriors during extra time in an NBA basketball match in Oakland, California, Thursday, December 27, 2018. (AP Photo / Jeff) Chiu)

Kevin Durant missed a 13-footer from the front edge when the last bell rang but finished with his second triple-double this season: 26 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds.

Jusuf Nurkic produced 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Blazers.

Durant recorded a three-point shot with 19 seconds remaining in the rules following the one-handed dunk he had driven before, but the Warriors were unable to overcome a comedy of errors in losing their second consecutive home defeat. They beat 127-101 from the Lakers on Christmas Eve.

Seth Curry largely outperformed the older brother and the Golden State star Stephen went down the stretch, scoring 11 straight points. In fact, their sister, Sydel posted on Twitter: "Will not be angry at all for the winner of the Seth game."

Lillard shot 7-for-20 with friends and family who supported him on the Blazers' final trip scheduled to Oracle Arena before the Warriors moved to San Francisco next season.

Stephen Curry made three points at 10:46 to play in the rules, then his younger brother Seth rambled on 11 in succession three times.

The fight to shoot Klay Thompson continues. He was 6-for-19 ahead and only 2-of-9 on three points on the way to 15 points. He made a triple at the end of the third and was violated, drawing a big round of applause, then skipping free throws.

33-footer Curry with 8:42 left in the third on the pass from Draymond Green got Golden State within two, then Curry found Green for a binding layup next time down to make it 55-all.

A series of silly mistakes occurred: Thompson stole and threw him towards the midfield and Green could not prevent the ball from crossing the line due to backcourt fouls, because Portland regained possession. Then, Green dinked one hand trying from behind the rim. This was after he had previously thrown a bait from Thompson's head.

The Warriors lost nine of their first 11 free throws and completed an unusual 6-for-15 line.

Both teams tried to recover from a humiliating Christmas defeat two days earlier where a three-point shooting was bleak: Golden State followed that failure to the Lakers at home and the Blazers suffered a 117-96 defeat in Utah.

Portland coach Terry Stotts said any team that lost this match would at least get another chance soon with the opponent playing twice in the span of three days. The Warriors defeated the Blazers 125-97 on November 23 (November 24, PHL time) at Oracle Arena.

In his last five matches against the Warriors, Lillard had an average of 31 points, shooting 42.4 percent and 38.8 percent at three.

"I represent this city, so when I come here I want to represent myself well. I have many families and friends who come to see me play, so you are passionate about it. You have energy, that's what is now , "Lillard said. "And they have become one of the best teams in the league, so you want to beat them. To do that you must put forward the best."

After the Warriors fired 9-for-36 on the three losers from the Lakers – Curry 2-of-8, Durant 3-for-8 and Green 0-of-3 – Golden State was only 13-of-44 with a 6-for-Curry 15 and Durant 2-of-7.

ORACLE LILLARD MEMORIES

When Lillard was 9 or 10 years old, he came to the Rockets-Warriors match with his brother and was lucky to be able to shoot in the field.

"My sister and I were in our seats and Steve Francis was doing his pregame training and the ball bounced and went into the stands and I ran down the stairs and took it and I would throw it back and he was like, & # 39; No, let's shoot it. & # 39; And I went to the field and shot three and got on the air ball. That's the story. "

He used to walk to the match he lived in so close in East Oakland.

Lillard clearly has mixed emotions about the upcoming Warriors' move, saying: "You hope that doesn't happen. You know how much it means for the city of Oakland to have something positive happen, especially with a team that has so much success now … So sad to see them move. "

STREAK SELLOUT

Golden State's 311st direct selling Thursday became the best franchise, surpassing 310 consecutive sales from March 9, 1989, to April 19, 1996.

TIP-INS

Trail Blazers: Seth Curry quickly raised his hand to acknowledge his violation of Stephen's brother at the beginning of the fourth. … Portland pushed Golden State to nine substitutions in the first round while doing only two. … The Blazers are 21 of 23 free throws.

Soldier: Durant has scored 20 points or more in his last nine matches 23 of 24. … The Warriors dropped to 11-3 at home against the Western Conference. … Golden State lost 20-plus points at home twice in the previous six seasons but has done it four times.

NEXT

The Trail Blazers host the Warriors on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). The last Warriors played opponents in two regular regular season matches against the Lakers on 23-25 ​​November 2016.


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