Dame’s 40 Not Enough. Blazers Fall To Denver 121-120
In his 2nd game back from a calf injury. Damian Lillard looked like prime Damian Lillard. Scoring 14 of his game high 40 points in the 4th quarter. Hitting 9 three pointers. But it was a Jamal Murray stepback 3 with 0.9 seconds left over Jerami Grant that gives the Nuggets a 121-120 win at the Moda Center. The defense for the Trail Blazers was the problem again as the Nuggets shot 51.6% from the field and shot 40% from 3 point range.
With the loss, the Trail Blazers fall to 13-12 on the season and are now 2 games behind the Nuggets for the Northwest Division lead. The Blazers are now also tied with the Clippers for the 8 seed in the Western Conference and only .5 game above the Warriors and T’Wolves from being out of the playoffs all together.