NBA roundup: Lillard’s 50 points, buzzer-beater bounce Thunder

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard capped a 50-point game by sinking a long three-pointer as time expired to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 118-115 victory over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night and a five-game series win.

Lillard set a franchise single-game playoff scoring record as the third-seeded Trail Blazers clinched the first-round Western Conference playoff series despite trailing by 15 points with 7:45 to play. They will next play the winner of the Denver-San Antonio series.

Paul George scored 36 points for the Thunder and Russell Westbrook collected 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds…..

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