NBA: Damian Lillard stars as Portland Path Blazers beat Chicago Bulls
Damian Lillard hit two late three-pointers, together with one on the buzzer, to present the Portland Path Blazers a 123-122 NBA win over the Chicago Bulls.
Lillard completed with a game-high 44 factors, together with eight three-pointers.
A kind of, with 8.9 seconds left, put the Path Blazers inside two factors of the hosts.
And after Portland received a leap ball, it got here to Lillard, whose shot went over the outstretched arms of Bulls ahead Lauri Markkanen to seal victory.
Enes Kanter scored 22 factors and took 11 rebounds for Portland, who misplaced to the Bulls earlier within the season.
Elsewhere, Anthony Davis marked his return from a quad harm with 27 factors and 14 rebounds because the Los Angeles Lakers survived a late rally to beat the Boston Celtics 96-95.
After 10 video games out due to Covid-19 protocols, Jimmy Butler scored 30 factors – passing 10,000 in his profession – to assist the Miami Warmth defeat the Sacramento Kings 105-104.
The Houston Rockets got here via 126-112 over the New Orleans Pelicans, whereas the Charlotte Hornets had been 126-114 winners over the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-105.
The Memphis Grizzlies, of their first sport since 18 January after 5 video games had been postponed due to participant availability, pulled away late to beat the San Antonio Spurs 129-112.