"It's extremely significant," Lillard said. "Especially with the kind of fans that we have. They care, they're a part of our team. That's why a lot of players will tell you Portland is one of the most tough places to play."
The Warriors defeated the Jazz, 119-116. Stephen Curry led the way for the Warriors with 36 points, four rebounds and six assists, including the go-ahead 3pt FG with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation. Draymond Green added 12 points, six rebounds and 10 assists for the Warriors in the victory, while Jordan Clarkson tallied a season-high 41 points for the Jazz in the losing effort. The Warriors improve to 36-33 on the season, while the Jazz fall to 50-19.
Golden State Warriors
“It seemed like we’d be right there and then we’d take a step or two back,” Green said. “We’ve been able to hold on to it these last few weeks, for the most part. This team is growing. This team has been a high-character team all year, regardless of how it has gone. Everybody has stuck with it and stayed committed to getting better.
Rapper J. Cole is expected to play for the Rwanda Patriots BBC in the inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League, sources told The Undefeated.
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This triple-doubles record has been the Big O's since 1962. Only two men have ever recorded 180 or more triple-doubles. The legendary Magic Johnson never got past 138, Jason Kidd retired at 107, and LeBron James is the next active player with the most triple-doubles at 99. --Ohm Youngmisuk
As the Blazers prepare for post-season play with just four games remaining, Nurkic is optimistic Portland will have a few more fans in the stands to root them on-- the same people that supported him throughout the ups and downs over the past 774 days.
- Kevin Durant: 21 points (9-of-13 FG), four rebounds, eight assists, one steal, three blocks, two turnovers in 32 minutes.