Another close loss for the Portland Trail Blazers tonight, as they battled into an extra period with the Detroit Pistons. Portland came back from a late deficit in regulation, and took the lead with less than two minutes remaining. But the Blazers’ late-game execution became an issue yet again, and Detroit took control, easily pulling away in the overtime period.
Damian Lillard was one assist short of a triple-double, and hit the coast-to-coast layup to tie the game with seconds left in regulation.
Earlier in the second half, a frustrated CJ McCollum got T’d up after voicing his frustration at the lack of foul calls. He promptly went on an offensive tear afterward.
The Blazers were led by Lillard and McCollum, plus Jusuf Nurkic.
Home! The Blazers head back to Portland, where they play OKC Thursday, and Brooklyn Saturday. But later tonight, Dave Deckard will have more analysis of today’s game.