Lillard's career-best seals Spurs' loss

Damian Lillard scores career-high 43 points as defending NBA champions San Antonio Spurs are beaten in triple OT

    Lillard sent the Spurs to their second consecutive triple overtime loss [Getty Images]
    Lillard sent the Spurs to their second consecutive triple overtime loss [Getty Images]

    Guard Damian Lillard scored a career-high 43 points, making one clutch shot after another, helping the Portland Trail Blazers to a 129-119 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in triple overtime.

    San Antonio (17-10) became the first team to play consecutive triple overtime games since the 1951 Baltimore Bullets.

    The Spurs lost both games and are 0-4 in overtime this season.

    Elsewhere, LeBron James scored 22 points and moved into 23rd spot on the all-time NBA scoring list as the Cleveland Cavaliers edged out the Brooklyn Nets 95-91.

    Guard Jimmy Butler posted a double-double with 31 points and 10 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls became just the second team to beat the Memphis Grizzlies at home this season with a 103-97 win.

    Other results:

    Nuggets 109, Clippers 106

    Wizards 105, Heat 103

    Raptors 110, Pistons 100

    Thunder 104, Lakers 103

    Celtics 114, Timberwolves 98

    Hornets 109, 76ers 91

    Jazz 101, Magic 94

    SOURCE: Reuters


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