No suspensions for late altercation in Blazers-Nuggets Game 2

Arnold Nichols
May 5, 2019

In only the second National Basketball Association playoff game in history to reach a fourth additional period, the Trail Blazers prevailed 140-137 to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference Semifinals series.

Damian Lillard added 28 points for Portland, which stretched its winning streak at home to 12 games dating back to the regular season.

Rodney Hood had scored the last seven points for the Portland Trail Blazers in the fourth overtime after not seeing the floor really since the fourth quarter, playing a handful of seconds in the first overtime.

The Nuggets trimmed a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to 95-90 in the final minute thanks to an astonishing 14 offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter and a 19-9 run before Rodney Hood's two free throws with 17 seconds left iced it. Jamal Murray had a playoff-high 34 points. The Timbers then break through, edging D.C. United 3-2, and improving to 1-3-5.

"I just felt pretty good, you know I was telling Gary Trent and Ant (Anfernee Simons) that if I got a chance, I was going to end it".

Adams had 29 minutes on court scoring ten points and grabbing four rebounds with Paul George topscoring for the Thunder with 36 points while Russell Westbrook collected 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds.

Hood and Curry scored the final nine points of the game to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 140-137 victory in 4OT and now the Blazers hold a 2-1 series lead with Game 4 scheduled to tipoff less than 48 hours after the conclusion of Game 3 at 7:00pm ET on Sunday evening.

"Fans in Turkey can watch all playoff games featuring Enes Kanter and the Portland Trail Blazers on NBA League Pass and NBA TV International", Tatum's statement read.

Moments after Craig hobbled off, leaving a trail of blood, Maurice Harkless rolled his right ankle and also left the game. They don't need him to shoot 39 times every game, as he did in their marathon Game 3 win. We're all big boys, let's go out and play the game accordingly.

"I think what he did for our team tonight was huge".

The Nugget called Craig's injury a nasal contusion.

"Sixty-five minutes, that's insane", he said of Jokic. He wore a clear mask after bloodying his nose in the second quarter. Malone would like to see a different tactic from his players should they have similar perimeter shooting woes on Friday. "I can't do that to him, that's too many minutes", said Malone.

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