Damian Lillard’s Franchise-Record 61 Points Lead Blazers to OT Win vs. Warriors

PORTLAND, OR - JANUARY 20: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers shoots the ball against the Golden State Warriors on January 20, 2020 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Take a bow, Damian Lillard.

While the Portland Trail Blazers weren’t exactly playing the same version of the Golden State Warriors that knocked them out of the playoffs three of the last four years, the four-time All-Star put on an absolute show and led his team to a dramatic 129-124 overtime victory on Monday at Moda Center.

Lillard finished with 61 points, helping the Trail Blazers improve to 19-26 on the season by snapping a two-game losing streak.

As for the downtrodden Warriors, they are an ugly 10-35 on the campaign and have lost 11 of their last 12 games. They could have forced double-overtime, but Jordan Poole’s potential game-tying three rimmed out in the final seconds.

           

What’s Next?

The Warriors host the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, while the Trail Blazers host the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.

          

This article will be updated shortly to provide more information on this game. 

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