Portland Comes Back Late, Beat Detroit 117-112
Trailing 109-103 with just under four minutes left in the 4th quarter, it looked like the Blazers were going to drop a disappointing home game to Detroit. But led by Damian Lillard, the Blazers finished the game on a 14-3 run to upend the Pistons 117-112 for a huge win.
Lillard, continues his scorching hot play since the injury to Cj McCollum, finishing with 28 points, 9 assists, and 6 rebounds. Al Farouq-Aminu had one of his best games of the season, scoring 22 points including the game clinching jumper off the backboard with 4 seconds to go. The bench stepped up tonight as well, combing for 40 points, led by the 16 points from Seth Curry.
With the win, Portland improves to 45-27 on the year to keep pace with the Houston Rockets(46-27) for the 3 seed in the west. The Blazers have now won 3 games in a row and 6 of their last 7. Up next, they continue this extended home stand with a match-up against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night. Make sure to tune in for The Last Quarter with Peter Sampson after every Blazer game right here on 102.9 and 750 The Game.