The Blazers disappointment from Sunday against Dallas didn’t translate to a win against Oklahoma City Monday night. However, Portland just seemed ticked off against Golden State on Wednesday.
Zach Collins only scored four points in the 129-107 win, but he riled up the Warriors. Collins drew an offensive foul on Klay Thompson, and the two had a “Not-Safe-For-Work” exchange.
The game was close until the Collins drove the lane and Draymond Green fouled him. Green was tagged with a flagrant foul AND a technical foul, which sent Warriors head coach Steve Kerr into a tirade. Kerr was given two technical fouls and ejected. So, if you’re keeping track, Portland got five free throw attempts.
Damian Lillard shot the three technical shots, and Collins shot the two flagrant shots. All five foul shots were made. Then, for good measure, Jake Layman buried a three-pointer to give Portland an eight-point possession. The Blazers went from up seven to up 15 in one possession.
Eight players scored in double figures for Portland. Lillard led the way with 29 points. The other four starters combined for 48 points. Layman finished behind just Lillard with 17 points while Evan Turner and Seth Curry scored 12 and 11, respectively, off the bench.
The Blazers now take a break with the All-Star Weekend in Charlotte starting Friday. Seth Curry and Lillard will represent Portland in Saturday’s Three-Point Contest. Then, on Sunday, Lillard will make his fourth NBA All-Star Game appearance.