What a show that Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant put on Wednesday night. Both players scored a combined 94 points amongst themselves. But it was Lillard who was able to walk away with the win.
The Portland Trailblazers won, 123-117 snapping a seven-game losing streak to the Golden State.
Lillard had 44 points and eight assists. Kevin Durant scored 50 points with 6th assists and seven rebounds. It was Durant’s fifth career 50-point game and first this season. Both players had 18 point quarters, Dame scored 18 in the first quarter and KD scored 18 points in the third quarter.
Durant commented on Lillard’s performance.
“Teams get up to play us. They want to beat us, and they give us their best,” Durant said. “Some guys are going to have great nights against us. They did tonight.”
It was a loss, but KD had himself a GAME. pic.twitter.com/Gr36L3rsLQ
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 15, 2018
For Dame Dolla, its more about getting Portland to the playoffs in the competitive Western Conference.
“Like I said, it’s a tight race. There’s a lot of teams in the mix and you get to the point of the season where teams are fatigued physically and mentally,” Lillard said. “To be a leader of a team you’ve got to be willing to lead the charge, and not just by saying it, it has to be your actions.”