May 09, 2016

    Lillard's 40 points help Blazers cut deficit to 2-1


    DAMIAN Lillard scored a career play-off-high 40 points and handed out 10 assists on Saturday as the Portland Trail Blazers beat reigning NBA champions Golden State 120-108 to narrow the gap in their play-off series.

    Al-Farouq Aminu collected 23 points and 10 rebounds and C. J. McCollum added 22 points for the Trail Blazers, who trimmed the deficit in the best-of-seven Western Conference second-round series to 2-1.

    The Trail Blazers will try to level the series when they host game four today.

    Lillard connected on 14 of 27 shots from the field, including eight of 13 from three-point range.

    "We were just a lot more aggressive, we played a lot smarter down the stretch than we did the last game," Lillard said.

    "I think tonight we kept doing what was working for us."