Raised in Oakland, Lillard returned there with the Trail Blazers to confront the Warriors and a brewing rivalry with Steph Curry that has the potential to be one of the league’s best matchups for years to come.
Highlights of Friday’s National Basketball Association games.
The Splash Brothers had no plans of letting Damian Lillard steal the 3-point spotlight this time.
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson dominated their matchup with the Portland backcourt of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum on Friday night, exploding for 71 points in the Golden State Warriors’ 128-112 blowout of the Trail Blazers.
Chris Paul had 24 points and 15 assists and J.J. Redick added 20 points, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 101-94 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night.
Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams, whose wife died in a car accident last month, will not return to the team this season, the team said on Friday.
The last time the Minnesota Timberwolves visited Oklahoma City, they were ran out of the gym. In the 20-point loss, coach Sam Mitchell left his young stars on the floor till the final buzzer so they would learn to hate the feeling of losing.
Aaron Gordon had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Victor Oladipo scored six of his 18 points during a 40-second stretch of the fourth quarter to help lead the Orlando Magic to a 107-100 win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
For the first time in more than a month, the Philadelphia 76ers won a game.
Lance Stephenson scored a career-high 33 points, Matt Barnes recorded a triple-double with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 121-114 in overtime Friday night.
Shelvin Mack scored a season-high 27 points as the Utah Jazz beat the Washington Wizards 114-93 on Friday night.
Ricky Rubio’s 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds remaining lifted the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 99-96 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.
Goran Dragic scored a season-high 26 points, Josh Richardson added a career-high 22 and the Miami Heat used a big fourth quarter to beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls 118-96 on Friday night.
The Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Jahlil Okafor will have season-ending surgery on his right knee.
James Harden scored 32 points, including Houston’s final eight, and the Rockets snapped the Boston Celtics’ 14-game home winning streak with a 102-98 victory on Friday night.
Hornets coach Steve Clifford continues to emphasize to his players it’s not just about winning games this time of the year — it’s about continuing to improve as the playoffs approach.
Jackson, the team president, discussed Carmelo Anthony, Kurt Rambis and free-agent possibilities in a rare news conference.
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