When the Portland Trailblazers need him the most, Damian Lillard continues to come through. Down 97-102 with under 5 minutes remaining in the game, Lillard hit four straight threes to put the game to bed. The Blazers won 115-104 on the night, which pushed their win streak to four games.
While injuries have hindered the Blazers season, Portland continues to churn out wins. The team was led by Lillard, who finished with 31 points and 10 rebounds. While he struggled shooting from the field, Blazers center Enes Kanter finished with 8 points and 21 rebounds.
Despite his recent hot streak, Carmelo Anthony was cold off the bench, shooting a poor 28% from the field and finishing with 10 points. Luckily for him, the rest of the bench picked up the slack in his absence. Second-year forward Nassir Little finished perfect from the field and from three and had 15 points off the bench. Guard Anfernee Simons also had a phenomenal shooting game, finishing with 15 points while shooting 5-8 from three.
Thunder guard Lugentz Dort led the Thunder in scoring tonight. Dort finished with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Darius Bazley added 14 points but shot a dismal 25% from the field on the night. The Thunder were in a hole before the game even started. The Thunder ruled out point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander before the game due to a knee injury. This injury has caused the Thunder guard to miss four consecutive games.
The Blazers will now turn to their next three games, including the Pelicans, Wizards, and Suns. The Thunder will face the Grizzlies, Bucks, and Cavaliers in their next three games.