Trail Blazers Outlast Nuggets In Four Overtimes
It’s not everyday that you see an NBA game go into overtime, let alone double overtime. How about quadruple overtime? That’s exactly what took place on Friday night as the Portland Trail Blazers and the Denver Nuggets tied the NBA records for OT’s in the Blazers’ eventual 140-137 win.
CJ McCollum had his playoff career high points total with 41 on the evening. But it was Rodney Hood who had the ice in his veins to carry them to the win. He would nail a three-pointer with just under 20 seconds to go, following up an earlier shot that he drained with less than a minute to go in 4OT. Denver were in the defeat by Jamal Murray, who had a total of 34 points, and Nikola Jokic, who posted a triple-double with 33 points, 18 boards, and 14 helpers. He played 65 minutes, only two off a record. Damian Lillard had 28 for Portland to help them win their 12th in a row there dating back to the regular season. If that streak keeps up, now that they are up 2-1 in the series, they will be headed to the Western Conference Finals very soon.