Oklahoma City defeats Portland in last-second thriller
by FARUK IMAMOVIC | VIEW 213
The Portland basketball players were defeated on the road at Oklahoma City, while Minnesota beat Dallas in last night's NBA games. Portland visited Oklahoma City without Jusuf Nurkic, who has a minor calf injury. He led until the very end but was defeated in the last second when Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored for the final 123:121.
Lillard said Gilgeous-Alexander is making his mark in the league.
“He’s impressive,” Lillard said, via ESPN “He’s obviously a really good player. Not just a good young player. He’s coming into his own.
I can remember when I was younger and I became the leader of a team. And I was basically introducing myself as the lead guard on the team, and I was going after it, you know, being aggressive. And I see that he’s in that state.
He’s trying to show what he can do”. This meeting will forever be remembered by Damian Lillard who overtook Clyde Drexler to become the best scorer in Portland history. “It’s a great feeling to reach the top,” he said.
“It’s been a goal of mine and the list has so many players, great history of our organization, so to finally be No. 1 is a special accomplishment that I’m proud of”. “Even during the game tonight, I wasn’t playing focused on getting to the record," Lillard said.
"I was playing the game just trying to win. I knew it would happen eventually”.
Timberwolves vs Mavericks
Slovenian basketball player Luka DonÄiÄ was sent off at the end of the third quarter in the Dallas game in Minnesota, and his team did not have the strength to turn around without him on the court (116:106).
It is well known that DonÄiÄ is in constant communication with the referees and that he is no stranger to technical mistakes, so he got two against the "wolves" (there are 56 in total now in the NBA) and because of that, he had to take a shower earlier.
Doncic got angry that he was not awarded a foul for an obvious "flopping", he got into an argument with the referees, and because of his harsh words and new objections, they had no patience for him, so they sent him off.
The reasons for Dallas' defeat can be found in the average game of Luka DonÄiÄ, who scored 19 points, but with a disastrous field goal on 5/17.