The Portland Trail Blazers used Wednesday night against a bad Cleveland team as their “Get Right” game. Portland nearly cruised in the second half to get the win, 129-112.
The Blazers saw a 17-point lead become a 10-point lead within the first five minutes of the fourth quarter. Thanks to the lead dwindling down, Jusuf Nurkic and the other starters returned in the fourth. The Beast scored six points and dished four assists in less than five minutes played in the final frame.
The final line for Nurkic read: 10 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds, and five blocks.
Tonight marks the first triple-double for a Trail Blazer since Nic Batum on Jan. 8, 2014 in a win against the Orlando Magic. Nurkic’s triple-double is the 60th in team history.
All five starters finished with double figures scoring. Damian Lillard scored a game-high 33 points.
C.J. McCollum poured in 19 points. As for the forwards, Jake Layman and Al-Farouq Aminu also scored in double digits with 18 and 14 points, respectively.
Portland wraps up their brief two-game home stand with a battle Friday against the New Orleans Pelicans in the Moda Center.