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NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Portland



(Sunday, April 13th)

Final Score: Portland 119, Golden State 117 (OT)

Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - The Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors put on a show Sunday that saw numerous lead changes, unlikely buzzer- beaters and a 47-point performance from a losing player.

LaMarcus Aldridge led the Blazers with 26 points and put in the go-ahead basket with under a minute left in overtime as Portland outlasted the Golden State Warriors, 119-117, at an electric Moda Center.

The playoff teams were battling for positioning in the Western Conference standings, and Portland pulled within a half-game of the Rockets for the No. 4 seed. Golden State just needs a win over the Timberwolves on Monday or against the Nuggets on Wednesday to wrap up the sixth seed.

The way Sunday played out, it almost seemed as if the playoffs already began.

Stephen Curry exploded for 47 points on 16-of-29 shooting and made seven of Golden State's 17 3-pointers.

"He had 47, but we still got the win," Blazers swingman Wesley Matthews said.

The All-Star guard's best play, however, wound up being a pass, as he drew two defenders on the right wing as time ticked away in regulation and dished to an open Draymond Green.

Green faked as if he was going to take it the basket, but stepped back and launched a tying 3-pointer from the top of the key with 3.9 seconds left, and Matthews missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer to force extra time.

Aldridge's 20-footer with 39.9 seconds to play provided the sixth and final lead change of OT, and Curry missed a runner at the other end.

After Damian Lillard split a pair at the foul line, Curry again found the ball in his hands with the game on the line and decided to give it up, only this time Andre Iguodala drew iron from 24 feet away as the buzzer sounded.

"Great game, unfortunately we weren't on the right end of it," Curry said.

Lillard, just 2-for-9 from the field over the first three quarters, struck from behind the arc to cap a fourth-quarter opening 11-2 run that opened up an 87-77 lead for the Blazers.

Curry made sure Portland didn't pull away, scoring 13 points in a variety of ways during five of Golden State's next six possessions to pull the Warriors within 95-93. Iguodala's reverse layup evened things at 95-95 with under five minutes to go.

Aldridge answered the 10-0 run with four straight points, but Klay Thompson drained a 3-pointer and Curry juked Robin Lopez in the lane for an easy two to give the Warriors their first lead of the quarter at 100-99.

The lead changed hands two more times in regulation, and Matthews' two free throws with 12.5 seconds remaining gave Portland a short-lived 105-102 lead prior to Green's tying 3.

The Warriors only scored 19 points in the opening quarter and were trailing 26-19 after Nicolas Batum opened the second quarter with a 3-pointer.

Golden State, though, scored the final eight points of the half -- three coming from the foul line after Curry was fouled by Lillard on an off-balanced try from behind the arc -- to take a 52-44 cushion into the break.

The visitors stayed in front until Portland ripped off a 14-2 run in the late stages of the third. Matthews struck twice from behind the arc, including a triple that ended the surge and gave the Blazers a 76-71 lead.

Jermaine O'Neal scored the final four points of the frame to make it a 76-75 game.

Game Notes

There ware 16 lead changes and nine ties ... Curry has recorded six career 40- point games ... Thompson sank six 3-pointers and finished with 25 points .... Matthews totaled 24 points, while Batum and Mo Williams each scored 18 with Batum grabbing 12 rebounds ... Portland outscored the Warriors at the free throw line 23-12 ... The Blazers finish their regular season Wednesday night with a home game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

04/14 01:06:40 ET

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3rd
PHI 60
CHA 80
 
3rd
PHI 60
CHA 80
 
3rd
ORL 66
UTA 80
 
Half
CLE 54
BRK 49
 
Half
BOS 53
MIN 48
 
Half
DET 52
TOR 52
 
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MIA 55
WAS 54
 
2nd
MEM 26
CHI 28
 
2nd
SAN 32
POR 19
 
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WILB 71
 
Final
TULA 56
JST 49
 
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RAD 76
SIENA 66
 
2nd
BUCK 84
CASEWEST 65
 
2nd
LIB 81
CPNC 60
 
2nd
SCAR 58
CLEM 37
 
2nd
CMICH 88
CONC 52
 
2nd
MIAMI 33
EKENT 55
 
Final
GWEBB 91
HIWASSEE 71
 
2nd
ODU 52
MDES 38
 
2nd
BUF 61
NIAG 43
 
2nd
KSU 48
NCAT 43
 
2nd
FAM 48
UNF 65
 
2nd
NORST 68
NARZ 46
 
2nd
DART 44
NILL 38
 
2nd
MORE 52
NKENTUCKY 73
 
Final
UCSB 69
SDCHR 46
 
2nd
STJ 43
GAELS 41
 
2nd
ALA 53
STILL 37
 
2nd
HAMP 53
TENST 47
 
2nd
TENN 52
TENT 48
 
Final
WMARY 86
WSHMD 46
 
2nd
MERC 33
COOK 24
 
Half
FLGC 38
FUR 34
 
2nd
CALST 37
SDKST 36
 
1st
MTST 26
CHAT 16
 
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NDAK 26
DICKINSON 11
 
1st
LAMON 29
LSUALEX 25
 
1st
PRIN 44
LIP 27
 
1st
LAM 42
MLGN 22
 
1st
MINN 28
SEAT 15
 
1st
LOYC 30
SUTAH 16
 
1st
SELA 42
WINT 30
 
1st
SILL 26
NO 16
 
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2nd
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2nd
DET 1
NYI 1
 
1st Intermission
WIN 1
BOS 0
 
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