On a night where neither team seemed fully emotionally invested in the outcome, the Bosnian Beast was strong with Portland’s Curry, and Damian Lillard did his thing to give the Portland Trail Blazers the win.
Jusuf Nurkic had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Seth Curry had 11 points in the fourth quarter, Damian Lillard hit the game-winner with 5.2 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Blazers held off the Golden State Warriors, 110-109 in Oakland Thursday night.
Stephen Curry had 29 points, and Kevin Durant had a triple-double for the Warriors, who shot abysmally from both three and the free throw line. Golden State made a late push, tying the game with 19.3 seconds remaining, and had a chance to secure the game in overtime, but an inbounds pass was stolen by Nurkic, allowing Lillard to hit the winner.
Here are tonight’s takeaways:
- Nearly Let It Go: Golden State rallied back to tie the game late in the fourth quarter as the Blazers made questionable shooting decisions. Luckily it did not cost the Blazers the game.
- Broad Side of the Barn Intact: Golden State shot 13-of-44 from three and 6-of-15 from the free throw line. Klay Thompson shot 6-of-19 and 2-of-9 from three.
- Brother Battle Gets Intense: Portland’s bench was less than ideal through the first three quarters, with only Nik Stauskas showing life. Then Seth Curry decided that he was going to out perform his older brother. Curry’s 11 points rallied the Blazers back from a 10-0 Warriors run.
These teams will rematch in Portland on Saturday.