banner

NBA

more stats

NBA Game Summary - Portland at Detroit



(Sunday, December 15th)

Final Score: Portland 111, Detroit 109 (OT)

Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Damian Lillard didn't shoot as well as he does on most nights, but the second-year point guard made the biggest shot when it mattered the most.

Lillard finished with 23 points on 6-of-21 shooting, including 0-for-7 from beyond the arc, and hit the game-winning jumper with less than a second left in overtime to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 111-109 win over the Detroit Pistons from the Palace at Auburn Hills.

Following a Rodney Stuckey bucket that tied the game at 109, Lillard drove the lane, spun to his right at the foul line and buried the turnaround jumper with Stuckey draped all over him.

"It felt good," said Lillard." I had a lot of shots that I let go tonight that felt good that didn't fall. When that one went in, I was like 'thank you.' I'm happy the shot went in."

LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez each posted a double-double as Aldridge finished with 27 points and 12 rebounds, while Lopez added 12 points and 13 boards.

"I thought we showed a lot of grit to pull out a win like that," said Portland head coach Terry Stotts.

Josh Smith paced all scorers with 31 points for Detroit, which was swept in the season series and lost its third consecutive game overall against Portland.

"It's very frustrating," said Smith. "If this doesn't sting, I don't know what does."

Greg Monroe scored 17 points, Andre Drummond netted 13 with 14 rebounds, and Stuckey tallied 17 points off the bench.

Detroit used a 20-2 run to take a 42-35 lead midway through the second quarter thanks to Smith. The forward scored eight points during the spurt and hooked up with Drummond on a nice alley-oop. Smith drove furiously into the lane and lobbed it up to a trailing Drummond, who threw it down.

Detroit led 51-50 at half.

Detroit slowly built a lead in the third as Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's triple midway through the stanza gave them a 71-62 advantage. The Pistons outscored the Blazers 7-2 in the final 2:39 of the third and brought an 84-73 lead into the fourth.

Stuckey hit a trey to open the fourth which gave the Pistons their largest lead at 13.

Later, Aldridge hit a pair of free throws and trimmed the deficit to two, 94-92, but Smith answered at the other end with a three-point play.

The lead was three for Detroit with just under a minute left when Lillard dove to the floor to grab possession after he knocked it away from Jennings.

Lillard called timeout and he hit 1-of-2 from the line on the ensuing possession to make it a two-point game, but the Pistons knocked it out of bounds to Portland with 36.9 seconds left.

Nicolas Batum shot an air-ball on a three, but Kyle Singler was called for a loose-ball foul. Matthews hit both free throws to tie the game at 99 with 30.8 to play.

Stuckey's floater was long and Lopez pulled in the rebound with 11 seconds left.

Lillard lost the ball as he drove the lane on Portland's chance at the win and the game headed to overtime with sloppy play at the end of regulation.

Game Notes

Portland, the NBA's best shooting team from beyond the arc at 41.9 percent, went just 7-of-26 (26.9 percent) ... Detroit outrebounded the Blazers 53-47 ... Brandon Jennings scored 15 points with 10 assists in the loss.

12/16 00:01:37 ET

Other Stories

  • NCAA: Gonzaga vs. UCLA

    Tonight at 7:00 on WRAL-TV

  • NCAA: Duke v. Utah

    Tonight at 9:40 on WRAL-TV

  • NCAA: Division II Championship: Indiana (Pa.) vs. Florida Southern

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NCAAT: Teams TBD

    Sunday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NCAAT: Gonzaga vs. UCLA

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NCAAT: NC State vs. Louisville

    Tonight at 7:37 on WRAL-FM

  • NCAAT: Oklahoma vs. Michigan St.

    Tonight at 9:30 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NCAAT: Duke vs. Utah

    Tonight at 9:30 on Buzz Sports Radio

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 5
PIT 2
Final
WISC 79
UNC 72
7:00pm Tonight
WAS
CHA
 
7:37pm Tonight
LOU
NCSU
 
9:45pm Tonight
DUKE
UTAH
 
Final
PIT 5
ATL 7
Final
DET 6
BAL 4
Final
STL 3
MIA 5
Final
BOS 5
MIN 4
Final
TAM 6
NYY 5
Final
TOR 4
PHI 1
Final
CLE 2
CIN 13
Final
SEA 0
KAN 3
Final
CWS 6
LOS 9
Final
MIL 15
SEA 1
Final
ARI 3
SDP 3
Final
WAS 3
NYM 8
Final
CHC 4
ANA 8
Final
TEX 6
COL 3
Final
SFG 4
OAK 6
1:05pm Today
ATL
BOS
 
1:05pm Today
STL
NYM
 
1:05pm Today
PHI
NYY
 
1:05pm Today
MIN
PIT
 
1:05pm Today
WAS
STL
 
1:05pm Today
BAL
TAM
 
1:07pm Today
TOR
DET
 
4:05pm Today
CHC
CWS
 
4:05pm Today
OAK
TEX
 
4:10pm Today
ANA
ARI
 
4:10pm Today
ARI
CLE
 
6:05pm Tonight
HOU
MIA
 
9:05pm Tonight
KAN
SEA
 
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
10:05pm Tonight
CIN
MIL
 
10:05pm Tonight
LOS
SFG
 
Final
MIL 111
IND 107
7:00pm Tonight
WAS
CHA
 
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
DET
 
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
LAC
 
7:30pm Tonight
NYK
BOS
 
7:30pm Tonight
BRK
CLE
 
7:30pm Tonight
TOR
LAL
 
7:30pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
GSW
 
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
MIN
 
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
SAC
 
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
DAL
 
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
UTA
 
10:00pm Tonight
PHO
POR
 
Final
ND 81
WICHS 70
Final
WISC 79
UNC 72
Final
LALAF 82
EVAN 89
Final
KENT 78
WVU 39
Final
ARZ 68
XAV 60
7:15pm Tonight
GONZ
UCLA
 
7:37pm Tonight
LOU
NCSU
 
9:45pm Tonight
DUKE
UTAH
 
10:00pm Tonight
NARZ
KSU
 
10:07pm Tonight
OKLA
MSU
 
Final
BOS 2
ANA 3
Final
BUF 3
ARI 4
Final
NYI 2
LOS 3
Final
WAS 3
NJD 2
Final
CAR 5
PIT 2
Final
TOR 1
FLA 4
Final
TAM 2
NAS 3
Final
OTT 1
NYR 5
Final
DET 4
SJS 6
Final
WIN 5
MON 2
Final
VAN 1
COL 4
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
CAL
 
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
CLB
 
9:30pm Tonight
EDM
DAL