Published: Fri, April 19, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Steven Adams drilled Damian Lillard with screen

Steven Adams drilled Damian Lillard with screen

The Blazers' backcourt continued to dominate, dropping a combined 62 points in the win. Adams finished with 16 points and nine boards. While it might have come a bit earlier than usual, that run most certainly qualified as "Dame Time" (or "Lillard Time" depending on your personal preferences), even if he never motioned to the imaginary watch on his wrist. Neither has had the kind of elite performance that we've become accustomed to. However, he has been exactly what Portland needs, exactly when they need.

Which he has. He's familiar with tendencies, is much more adept at navigating screens and knows when to take chances and when to stay within the confines of Portland's defensive shell.

In the early moments of Tuesday's playoff game, the Oklahoma City Thunder looked game to steal a road road win from the Portland Trail Blazers.

"I love it, that's what I live for", McCollum said according to ESPN.

"I've got to play better", Westbrook said. But the other Thunder players, who are collectively 4-of-39 through two games, only made 34.1 percent of during the regular season.

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"I don't really have a choice but to embrace it", Lillard said. Moe Harkless' first-quarter defense on Paul George did not go unnoticed. He has been the better of the two point guards in the games, and is his nature, the more talkative after them. "We are going to go out together". It wasn't just James Harden who torched them, seven Rockets players scored in double figures, and the eighth one scored nine. Westbrook manages to back down Lillard, who mostly ceded the space between the three-point line and the paint, to within 15 feet of the rim.

Tonight's game will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena.

Trail Blazers: Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who just signed a contract extension that makes him the highest paid player in the National Football League, was among the fans at the Moda Center, as was Gonzaga coach Mark Few.

Whether it was Rodney Hood or Evan Turner there were many times the Blazers were able to take advantage of a smaller defenders and Portland knows this must continue. I trust in everybody on our team to make great plays on both sides of the ball. "When you get out there and you know that your team is going to go as you go, he has to outplay me and I have to outplay him if I want my team to win, so that's just what it turns into". For me, it's just rhythm. "That's half the battle, just knowing what's coming and having your mind engaged". When Westbrook hit a three-pointer in the first quarter, he pounded his chest and the Thunder went on to lead 31-26 at the end of the quarter.

"I turned the ball over a lot... A lot of times young players in the National Basketball Association struggle because you don't know the National Basketball Association lingo, you don't know the terms, you don't know what to expect", said Lillard. "Even at the beginning of the game when we were up like 17 at one point, I wasn't looking at the scoreboard like, 'Let's put them away".

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