Damian Lillard’s late 3 halts Lakers’ comeback bid in Portland

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Damian Lillard puts an exclamation point on his 32-point game with a game-winning 3-pointer over Brandon Ingram in the final seconds.

PORTLAND — Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard handed the Los Angeles Lakers a heartbreaking defeat on Thursday night that only got more painful with the loss of starting power forward Larry Nance Jr.

Lillard buried a clutch step-back 3-pointer over Brandon Ingram with 0.7 seconds remaining to give Portland a 113-110 win. And, as if the Lakers’ 13th straight loss to the Blazers wasn’t bad enough, Nance Jr. suffered a broken left thumb. He left the game in the third quarter and X-rays revealed the fractured second metacarpal in his left hand.

The Lakers will face the Brooklyn Nets in D’Angelo Russell‘s return to Staples Center on Friday with a new starting power forward in the lineup.

This loss was a tough one for the Lakers to swallow. They battled back from an 18-point deficit and

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21270350/lillard-saves-trail-blazers-late-los-angeles-lakers

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