125-115. Lillard scores 11 triples and Trail Blazers wins Nuggets

Lillard, who had not started the regular season restart in the Orlando bubble well, went further in his offensive contribution and tied the best mark as a professional by making the 11 trebles and finishing the game with 45 points. EFE / EPA / ERIK S. LESS CLOSING / Archive (EFEI0342 /)

Lake Buena Vista (USA), August 6 (EFE) .- Base Damian Lillard found his best touch on the wrist outside the perimeter and, with 11 triples, led the victorious attack on the Portland Trail Blazers, which prevailed in 125-115 for the Denver Nuggets, which is reaching eighth place in the Western Conference.
Lillard, who had not started the regular season restart in the Orlando bubble well, went further in his offensive contribution and tied the best mark as a professional by making the 11 trebles and finishing the game with 45 points.
The Trail Blazers star scored 11 of 18 shots from outside the perimeter, and ended up with a double double after delivering 12 assists.
Lillard is the second player to have played several games with at least 10 triples this season, with guard James Harden of Houston, Houston, the other having done so before.
The Trail Blazers goalkeeper scored 11 triples against the Golden State on January 20, the night he scored 61 points in NBA high season.
The Trail Blazers (32-38) reached the Memphis Grizzlies halfway through the race for eighth place in the West, where a series of play-ins for last place in the playoffs and the right to face The Los Angeles Lakers in the open remains up for grabs. .
Striker Gary Trent Jr. had 27 reserve points that left him the second highest scorer, while the Bosnian center and Jusuf Nurkic both reached 22 points against their previous team and also won seven rebounds, made four assists and made two blocks. .
Nurkic won the individual game against his former teammate, Serbian center Nikola Jokic, who finished with just eight points and 13 rebounds in the 24 minutes he played.
Young Michael Porter Jr. returned to be the individual figure of the Nuggets with a double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds, which in the end did not prevent the defeat of the Denver team (45-24), who remains in the third place of the Western Conference.
Nuggets coach Michael Malone decided to play most of the fourth quarter with reserves in the bank.
Striker Jerami Grant scored 18 points as the sixth player for the Nuggets, who, even with the reserve lineup, reached six points in triple with guard PJ Dozier at 1:16 minutes to play.
But Nurkic was able to beat his markers and teammate, and secured the lead on the scoreboard and the Portland team’s victory, which they dedicated in advance to coach Terry Stotts, who tomorrow, Friday, completes eight years in charge of the team.
Only Spurs ‘legendary Gregg Popovich, Miami Heat’s Erik Spoelstra and Dallas Mavericks’ Rick Carlisle have been on the same team for longer and are still in charge.

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