NBA round-up: Trail Blazers snap seven-game losing streak, Raptors crush Bulls

Feb 14 2018 Portland OR USA Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard dribbles the ball as he is guarded by Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson during the first half at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sport

Kevin Durant topped Damian Lillard individually on Wednesday, but it was the Portland Trail Blazers beating the Golden State Warriors that won the day.

For the first time in seven games, the Portland Trail Blazers finally got the best of the Golden State Warriors.

Lillard is also the first player in the league this season with at least 39 points in three straight games.

Steph scored 32.8 FanDuel points on Wednesday, compared to his average of 44.5 FanDuel points per game for the season.

Durant finished the game with 50 points exactly, his first time scoring 50 points in Golden State and the fifth time in his career.

To make matters more hard, Houston holds the tie-breaker over Golden State after winning two out of their three match-ups this season.

Golden State's Draymond Green was also questionable with a sprained left index finger, but he also started and had 16 points and 12 rebounds. With a loss to the Trail Blazers in Portland, and the Houston Rockets beating the Sacramento Kings, the James Harden led squad is now number one. And the Warriors needed him to carry the offense after falling behind by 20 points in the first quarter before making a furious comeback. "Everybody has a job to do on this team", Jordan said."We've got to keep it up and stay healthy".

Boston 119, LA Clippers 129; Portland 123, Golden State 117; Brooklyn 103, IN 108; NY 113, Washington 118; Utah 107, Phoenix 97; Chicago 98, Toronto 122; Houston 100, Sacramento 91; Memphis 114, Oklahoma City 121; New Orleans 139, LA Lakers 117; Detroit 104, Atlanta 98; Orlando 102, Charlotte 104; Philadelphia 104, Miami 102.

Meanwhile, the Portland Trailblazers have been in a bit of a slump lately as they've lost four of their last six overall and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting routed by the Jazz in a 115-96 home loss on Sunday. It was as close as the Warriors could get in the quarter and Portland led 92-87 going into the final period.

Both teams are done until after the All-Star break.

"Like I said, it's a tight race. I just happened to get more of them up".

Trail Blazers: Visit Utah on February 23.



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