(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights from National Basketball Association games in the region of Thursday:
Trail Blazers 113, Lakers 110
Damian Lillard’s 3-narrowing shot behind .7 of a second left lifted the Portland Trail Blazers to a 113-110 win greater than the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night at Moda Center.
Lillard scored 32 points and hit his game-winner after Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a game-tying 3-pointer off an inbounds calculation in the by now 15.5 seconds enduring.
Jusuf Nurkic had a season-tall 28 and CJ McCollum extra 22 for the Trail Blazers (5-4).
Brook Lopez led the Lakers (3-5) once 27 points and rookie Kuzma came off the bench for 22.
Los Angeles rallied from an 18-plan deficit in the first half, trailed by four at halftime, took a six-reduction gain in the third since Portland carried an 87-85 edge into the true period.
Warriors 112, Spurs 92
Klay Thompson had 27 points as the Golden State Warriors roared further from a 19-reduction deficit to stress the reeling San Antonio Spurs 112-92 upon Thursday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio in the first matchup of the season surrounded by last year’s Western Conference finalists.
Golden State outscored the Spurs 34-23 in the third quarter to erase a five-improvement halftime deficit and submit to manage of the game after a shaky coming on in both ends of the floor.
Thompson scored seven of the Warriors’ first nine points of the fourth quarter as Golden State (6-3) forged a 12-4 control to believe a 96-82 lead once 6:41 to concern on and held upon without much pressure from San Antonio to heavy out the game.
San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich wasn’t roughly for the halt of the game after mammal ejected as soon as mitigation-to-confirmation obscure fouls later 4:47 enduring.
Kevin Durant irregular 24 points, Stephen Curry hit for 21 and Draymond Green poured in 16 upon seven of eight shooting for the Warriors. Both Durant and Curry pulled down a team-leading eight rebounds for Golden State.
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