Damian Lillard had forty four factors and eight assists, and the Portland Path Blazers overcame Kevin Durant’s 50 factors to snap a seven-recreation dropping streak to the Golden State Warriors with a 123-117 victory on Wednesday night time.
CJ McCollum added 29 factors for the Blazers, who go into the All-Star break six video games over .500 (32-26).
Durant added seven rebounds and 6 assists, however Golden State had its three-recreation profitable streak snapped. It was Durant’s fifth profession 50-level recreation and first this season.
The Blazers led by as many as 20 factors within the first half however the Warriors obtained inside some extent within the third quarter. Klay Thompson’s three-pointer narrowed it to ninety nine-ninety six earlier than Stephen Curry’s three tied it at ninety nine with 7:10 left.
The Warriors could not get forward and Lillard’s three-pointer put Portland forward 109-one hundred and one with 5:05 to play.
Durant’s three-pointer closed Golden State inside 114-111 however McCollum obtained a three for the Blazers on the opposite finish with 2:15 left. Durant’s reverse layup and a pair of free throws minimize the margin to 117-one hundred fifteen earlier than Evan Turner’s free throws padded the lead for Portland.
The groups traded free throws earlier than Durant nailed a three-pointer — however the officers stated he stepped out of…