Damian Lillard scores 60 points in Blazers’ loss to Nets
Lillard set a franchise record with the highest-scoring game of the season in the NBA. He was 19 of 33 from the field, 7 of 16 from 3-point range and made all 15 of his free throws.
Irving, the NBA’s second-leading scorer coming in to the game, did his part in the guard matchup for the Nets. He had nine fourth- quarter points and hit a shot to put the Nets up 117-112 with 17.8 seconds left.
CJ McCollum struggled for most of the night for Portland, missing 14 of his first 16 shots and finishing with only eight points on 4-of-19 shooting. Hassan Whiteside had 10 points and 15 rebounds, and Anfernee Simons had 15 points off the bench.
Russell and the Warriors led 110-106 with 29 seconds left in regulation. But after two free throws by Karl-Anthony Towns and a forced jump ball by Robert Covington, Wiggins tied it on a drive with 5.6 seconds left. Russell’s 3-pointer at the buzzer missed.
In overtime, Wiggins hit a clinching 3 with 23 seconds to help the Timberwolves snap a two-game losing streak.
Towns battled through foul trouble to score 20 points and grab 14 rebounds. Covington had 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Alec Burks scored 18 points off the bench for the Warriors. They have lost five of six.
Russell had missed the previous three games for injury-depleted Golden State with a sprained right ankle. His return gave the Warriors their seventh different starting lineup in 10 games. His previous career high was 44 points.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic hit a 3-pointer as time expired for the last of his 33 points in Utah’s victory over Milwaukee.
Utah’s Donovan Mitchell was driving for a possible winner in regulation when George Hill stripped the ball and called timeout with 2.3 seconds on the clock. Milwaukee inbounded to Khris Middleton, but he traveled as Rudy Gobert flew at him. The clock was reset to 1.3 seconds, giving the Jazz one last chance.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 28 points in the second half, hit a 3 and made a follow shot to give the Bucks their first and only lead, 89-88, but later fouled out and wasn’t on the court for the dizzying finish.
Bogdanovic made five 3-pointers and all 10 free throws on a night when nothing seemed to come easy. Mike Conley had 20 points, and Mitchell finished with 20. Middleton scored 26 points and Eric Bledsoe had 22 for Milwaukee. The Bucks had won four in a row.
NUGGETS 100, 76ERS 97
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic hit an off-balance 20-foot shot with 1.2 seconds remaining, helping Denver rally from a 21-point, fourth-quarter deficit to stun Philadelphia.
It’s the largest fourth-quarter comeback in team history.
Joel Embiid had with 19 points, 15 rebounds and two assists for Philadelphia.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pascal Siakam matched his career high with 44 points and had 20 rebounds in Toronto’s victory over New Orleans.
Defending champion Toronto used a 45-point second quarter to take control and improve to 6-2. The Pelicans slipped to 1-7.
Brandon Ingram led the Pelicans with 27 points.
Porzingis scored 28 points and Luka Doncic added a career-high 38 in already his fourth triple-double, but the Mavericks didn’t get much help from anyone besides their new European pair as the Knicks won for just the second time in nine games this season.
Sacramento led by 21 points in the second period before Trae Young, who had 30 points, led Atlanta’s second-half comeback. The Hawks cut the Kings‘ lead to one point, 94-93, before Sacramento answered with a string of five 3-pointers, including the two by Bogdanovic.
The Kings made 18 of 31 3-pointers for the game.
Buddy Hield led the Kings with 22 points. De’Aaron Fox had 17.
PACERS 112, PISTONS 106
After trailing by 15 points in the first quarter, the Pacers led by 17 points in the third quarter. Indiana has won five of six after starting the season 0-3. Indiana was without All-Star Victor Oladipo, center Myles Turner and reserves Jeremy Lamb and Goga Bitadze.
Jonas Valanciunas led Memphis with 15 points and nine rebounds.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tristan Thompson had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Kevin Love added 16 points and 12 rebounds and the Cleveland beat Washington to end a three-game skid.
Thomas Bryant led Washington with 23 points.
- Bogdan Bogdanovic
- Brooklyn Nets
- Damian Lillard
- Golden State Warriors
- Indiana Pacers
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- Orlando Magic
- Sacramento Kings
- Utah Jazz