Damian Lillard talks with security over mother's incident with fan

Damian Lillard talks with security over mother's incident with fan

The Trail Blazers lost to the Hawks in Atlanta on Saturday, 104-89, allowing 100-plus points on the road for just the eighth time this season. Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic combined for 18 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists in the first half.

"We played well together especially I think in the third and fouth quarters (and) we played really well on offense and defense", Belinelli said. Jerryd Bayless made a 3-pointer on the other end — but it was later ruled no good because of a shot clock violation.

Damian Lillard is a game-time decision but the expectation is that he will play given that he went through extensive conditioning drills during Sunday's practice.

At halftime of the NBA TV broadcast, Lillard's leadership style came under critique from Hall of Fame point guard Isiah Thomas, who was part of an in-studio panel that included Chris Webber and Kevin McHale.

Knicks 105, Pelicans 103: Kristaps Porzingis scored 30 points, Jarrett Jack made two free throws to break a tie with nine seconds remaining, and NY beat New Orleans.

Led by Mirotic and Bobby Portis, the Bulls' bench helped them overcome a sluggish start.


In the second half both teams went back and forth. Kent Bazemore scored 12 points in the game, two coming on a crowd-pleasing dunk after slicing through the Portland defense.

Turner was at 14 points (7 for 9), and Connaughton had 11 points.

The Sixers stretched the lead to 75-59 with five minutes left in the quarter, outscoring Portland 24-7.

The Cavs also tied a franchise record for points in a quarter (46 in the first quarter) and set a National Basketball Association regular season record for threes made in a half (16 in first half) and a Quicken Loans Arena regular season record for threes in a game (21).

"I just thought with (Jusuf) Nurkic out there we had to find a way to keep him off the glass", Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. Is he the same player we saw glimpses at the end of past year? The only hitch in his game was the seven turnovers he committed. Look for Dame to make up for the loss he watched happen from the bench. "We needed every one of (Aminu's) 3s". Although the game resulted in a loss, if he keeps this up, the Blazers may wash away the inconsistency problems that have plagued this season.

"Ever since he had his first buck, I was saying, "ET's home". Budenholzer said he was proud of how the team hung with the Trail Blazers in the first half. "He kept it going".

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