Damian Lillard had 30 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from nearly halfcourt to end the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Charlotte Hornets their fifth straight loss with a 115-112 victory
ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer
January 14, 2020, 6:49 AM
5 min read
PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard just knew.
His shot to end the third quarter against Charlotte was listed at 47 feet in the official statistics.
“I was like, man, that’s going to have a chance,” Lillard said. “It was a good shot.”
The rest of the game wasn’t nearly as certain for the Portland Trail Blazers, who escaped with a 115-112 victory on Monday night.