NBA -- Blazers end four-game slump
By Ryan Gallardo
Tue, 12 Nov 2019
PORTLAND -- Mired in a four-game losing streak, the season was quickly spiraling for the Portland Trail Blazers, who dropped to 4-6 and 10th place in the crowded Western Conference standings.
But at home yesterday at the Moda Center here in downtown Portland, the team got a much-needed relief by beating the Atlanta Hawks in overtime, 124-113.
Damian Lillard ended his team's drought with 30 points while C.J. McCollum hit 11 of 23 from the field to finish with 23. Hasan Whiteside added 21 points and 12 boards for Portland, which won the rebounding battle, 61-48.
"We needed it. No matter how we got it, we got," a relieved Blazers head coach Terry Sttots told ESPN.
Atlanta proved to be a tough out forcing the Blazers to an extra session after regulation ended in a 107-107 deadlock. But the 17-6 run in overtime proved to be decided.
They tarted out every quarter on a run and the same thing happened at the end. They started on a run and it was too late for them to catch back up," said Hawks guard Trae Young after leading his team with 35 points. Young, a volume shooter, converted only 9 of 30 shots and missed 10 of 13 triple attempts.
Jabari Parker tallied 27 points and 11 rebounds and Kevin Huerter and DeAndre Hunter combined for 29 markers, but Atlanta made only 42 of 104 field goals and 11 of 41 from 3-point range.
Portland improved slightly to 4-6 while Atlanta fell to 3-6 for 11th place in the Eastern Conference.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ryan Gallardo.
|Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:|
"SFT 23 VR: Jeffrey vs. Assis" OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
, Thu, 13 Aug 2020UNITED CITY FC: UNITED CITY FOOTBALL CLUB (UCFC) CAPS FULL ROSTER ANNOUNCEMENT WITH THE SIGNING OF FIL-SWISS GOALKEEPER ANTHONY PINTHUS
, Thu, 13 Aug 2020Young to launch National Online Blitz chess championships
By Marlon Bernardino, , Thu, 13 Aug 2020Options for Casimero
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Thu, 13 Aug 2020August 22: Rob Brant-Vitaliy Kopylenko and the Return of “Cassius” Clay Collard Set for Eleider Alvarez-Joe Smith Jr. Card Exclusively on ESPN+
, Thu, 13 Aug 2020Inoue Steers Off Casimero --- For Now, Negotiating a Fight Vs Jason Moloney
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Thu, 13 Aug 2020DAVID BENAVIDEZ VS. ALEXIS ANGULO SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® PRESS WEBINAR QUOTES
, Thu, 13 Aug 2020COMMENTARY TEAM NAMED FOR ‘DETROIT BRAWL AT THE LEGENDARY KRONK’ LIVESTREAM ON UFC FIGHT PASS ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020
, Thu, 13 Aug 2020NAOYA INOUE LIKELY TO DEFEND AGAINST JASON MOLONEY
By Carlos Costa, , Wed, 12 Aug 2020Revealing Fight Reviews: Gold Heist in Atlanta 1996
By Chino Trinidad, , Wed, 12 Aug 2020Bridges of compassion
By Joaquin Henson, , Wed, 12 Aug 2020CULLEN AND CHELLI COLLIDE ON WHYTE-POVETKIN UNDERCARD
, Wed, 12 Aug 202034 Pinoy Fighters in World Ratings Despite Covid-19 Lockdown
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Wed, 12 Aug 2020OSCAR DE LA HOYA PRESENTS WBA SUPER FLYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE BELT TO JOSHUA ‘THE PROFESSOR’ FRANCO
, Wed, 12 Aug 2020MANSOURI: I’M TOO EXPERIENCED FOR CONWAY
, Wed, 12 Aug 2020Undefeated Super Middleweight Prospects Juan Barajas & Jose Resendiz Headlining RJJ Boxing Promotions card
, Wed, 12 Aug 2020ESPINOZA VS. VALDES: WBO WORLD YOUTH TITLE THIS FRIDAY
, Tue, 11 Aug 2020Sugar Boxing promises legal action against anyone interfering with Misael Lopez's contract
, Tue, 11 Aug 2020SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT PRO DEBUTS AND APPEARANCES BY IMPORTANT PROSPECTS HIGHLIGHT UNDERCARD OF ‘DETROIT BRAWL AT THE LEGENDARY KRONK’
, Tue, 11 Aug 2020DOCHERTY: I’VE GOT TO WIN THIS FIGHT IN STYLE!
, Tue, 11 Aug 2020The Duke of Cincinnati: United States Amateur Star Duke Ragan Signs Promotional Contract with Top Rank
, Tue, 11 Aug 2020WEDNESDAY: Jono Carroll Headlines Special Edition of #MTKFightNight Against Maxi Hughes LIVE on ESPN+
, Tue, 11 Aug 2020Newest MMA promotion iKON Fighting Federation To Launch Sept. 24 in Mississippi
, Tue, 11 Aug 2020August 15: Darren Traynor Steps Up to Face Carl Frampton Live on ESPN
, Mon, 10 Aug 2020WBC cites Pinoy ‘Heroes of Humanity’
By Joaquin Henson, , Mon, 10 Aug 2020