Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz
- Author: Joanne Flowers Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 10:14
In the previous four games, Lillard had averaged 23.5 points but shot poorly -.333 from the field and.261 from 3-point range.
With Utah unable to get any close than within 12 in the fourth, all that was left to decide in the final six minutes was whether Lillard would set a new career-high after entering the quarter with 49 points. Portland was without G Allen Crabbe (foot). Lillard had 26 points, matching his own franchise record for most points in a quarter. Lillard also became the fifth Blazer to score 2,000-plus points in a season.
He scored a franchise-record 59 points and matched his career high with nine 3-pointers to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 101-86 on Saturday night. Even more remarkable: he had zero points in the second quarter.
She was given oxygen and taken by stretcher from the court. However, this time the roles will switch somewhat as the game will be held on Portland's home court instead of in Salt Lake City and the Jazz are the ones coming in on the second night of a back-to-back instead of the Blazers.
Portland increased the difference to 84-64 early in the fourth quarter.
Neto was returning after missing five games with a groin injury and had started the second half. First of all, Utah's win last night over the Minnesota Timberwolves was extremely hard fought and took almost all of 48 minutes to determine the final outcome. Clyde Drexler in No. 1 with 130.
The Blazers erased a 15-point deficit after a 17-2 run in the third with Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns on the bench due to early foul trouble. Utah visits the Warriors on Monday before closing the out the regular season at home on Wednesday against the Spurs. "Hopefully, he'll be able to play (Monday) against San Antonio", coach Terry Stotts said.