Lillard, Blazers Denied While Lakers Get Throttled By Suns

Jonathan Grant | June 2nd, 2021

There was good news and bad news for the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night in their meeting with the Denver Nuggets. The good news was that Damian Lillard was breathtaking. The bad news? It was all for naught, as they went down to defeat, 147-140, in double overtime, leaving them on the verge of elimination at 3-2 in their first-round series. Lillard hit an all-time playoff-high 12 threes in the loss as part of a night that saw him record 55 points total. He made 17 of 24 shots overall, and he missed just five three-pointers, an incredible run. However, he said it didn’t matter seeing as how his team came up short in the end.

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He also had ten assists by the way, so it’s not like he was only shooting the ball. Nikola Jokic finished with 38, 11 rebounds, and nine assists for the host Nuggets while Monte Morris came off the bench to supply them with 28. Another team that finds itself a game away from potential elimination is the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. They were blown out by the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, losing in a landslide by a score of 115-85 to fall 3-2 behind in the series. The Suns led by eight after the first quarter and followed it up with a 32-10 second quarter to take a massive lead at the half. Devin Booker put up 30 in the win, and Cameron Payne had 16 from the bench. LeBron James, having to make do without Anthony Davis, had 24, but it wasn’t nearly enough to avoid the blowout. Speaking of elimination, that was the fate of the Boston Celtics on Tuesday as they fell 123-109 to the Brooklyn Nets. James Harden’s first playoff triple-double that included 34 points, ten rebounds, and ten assists was plenty to see the Nets into the second round where they will be taking on the Milwaukee Bucks.

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