Damian Lillard exploded for 61 points on Tuesday ni ght as the Portland Trail Blazers roared towards a place in the National Basketball Association (NBA) play-offs with a thrilling 134-131 win over the Dallas Mavericks. Lillard — who had scored 51 points in a victory against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday — once again led from the front for Portland, who are now within touching distance of a post-season berth.
On Thursday, four teams — Portland, Memphis, Phoenix and San Antonio — will finally decide which two clubs get spots in the play-in series to determine the No. seed in the West playoffs. Portland and Memphis control their fates, while Phoenix and San Antonio must win and get help.
They are looking like a team that’s going to be in the playoff conversation next season,” Kevin O’Connor of the Ringer says in this YouTube video. O’Connor disagrees with Draymond Green, and says Booker can win with this organization, from their GM to their coach to the team around him. KOC has been an outright Devin Booker fan for years, and a closet Suns fan as well.