The Portland Trail Blazers They are still in the fight to get into the play-in zone of the Western Conference of the NBA, after defeating the Detroit Pistons 110-104, with a Damian Lillard in a state of grace
The Blazers’ star point guard, got his fourth consecutive game of 30 or more points, also having 2 of at least 40 in this period, ending tonight with 31 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, this being his second triple-double of the season.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, Damian Lillard is the first Trail Blazer in the past 25 seasons to record a triple-double in the first 3 quarters of a game.
Detroit falls again
Unfortunately for the Pistons, despite the great effort of all their players, they ended up coming up short, thus adding their eighth loss in a row.
A total of 7 players surpassed ten points for Detroit, led by 17 from Isaiah Livers, a double-double from rookie point guard Jaden Ivey of 13 points and 13 assists, and 14 more from Cory Joseph off the bench.
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The Pistons continue as the worst team in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 15 wins and 50 losses, while the Blazers are eleventh in the Western Conference, just shy of getting into the play-in zone.
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