“Demian Lillard 40 points” Portland beats Atlanta in Murray’s fight [NBA]
The Portland Trail Blazers (Portland) defeated the Atlanta Hawks (Atlanta) thanks to Damien Lillard (32)’s performance.
Portland beat Atlanta 129-125 by four points in the NBA 2022-23 regular league home game held at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, on the afternoon of the 30th. This made Portland 24-26 and Atlanta 25-26.
Damien Lillard led the team to victory with a 100% (15/15) free throw success rate with 40 points assist including five three-point shots. Anpanny Simons helped Lillard with 21 points and seven assists, including five 3-pointers, and Jeremy Grant with 22 points. Atlanta fought hard with 40 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists, including five three-point shots, and 23 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists, including four three-point shots by Bogdanovic.
The two teams aimed to attack with three-point shots and assists as the guard position was the center of the team’s attack. The difference between the two teams was difference in field goal success rate and quick attack score. Atlanta recorded 46.8% (44/94), but fell behind Portland, which recorded a 54.4% (43/79) success rate. In addition, Portland had a higher success rate by throwing six more 3-pointers and 19 more, completely overwhelming Atlanta 14-2 in fast-paced scores. (Portland 3-point success rate 47.5%)
As shown in the record sheet, the two teams played a fierce battle until the end of the game. In the second half of the third quarter, when Portland was taking the lead little by little, Lillard succeeded in widening the gap by 10 points with a three-point shot from Stebag. This was the largest score difference in the game.
In addition, Portland found a way out of the bench section, which was pushed by Nasir Little’s fight early in the fourth quarter. Therefore, the Portland bench players kept the score and handed over the baton to the main players. However, Atlanta also slowly began to wake up with DeAndre Hunter’s score, and Murray led it to clutch time.
On top of that, Atlanta even tied the score around the end of the 1st minute with Bogdanovic, who has a good shot today. But it was Simons who saved Portland in crisis. Simons boldly went up a three-point shot and brought back the lead. In the ensuing attack, Bogdanovic made a fatal mistake by spilling two of the free throws earned by a three-point foul. eos파워볼
Portland was then hit by a three-point shot by Bogdanovic, but Grant and Lillard scored both free throws to build up the run. As a result, Portland beat Atlanta by 129-125, four points.