The Brooklyn Nets beats the Portland Trailblazers 101-97. Behind, D’Angelo Russell scoring 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter.
DeMarre Carrol chipped in 16 (for the Nets) and Allen Crabbe scored 12 points on his former team. The Brooklyn Nets are currently on a five-game west coast trip and the win puts them at 2-2 on the trip. With the Utah Jazz coming up Saturday night.
The Brooklyn Nets went into halftime of this game down 52-46. They outscored the Blazers 31-18 in the third quarter and took a 77-70 lead into the fourth.
The Trailblazers came out the gate strong in the fourth quarter. And grabbed a five-point lead 89-84 off an Damian Lillard three-pointer with just 5:40 left in the game.
The Nets called a timeout and immediately wiped the five-point lead away when Rondae Hollis Jefferson hit a layup. Then D’Angelo Russell scored a three-pointer. The two teams continued to battle back and forth until D’ Angelo Russell hits a running shot in the lane. To put the Nets up 100-97 with just 11 seconds left on the game clock.
Jusuf Nurkic led the Portland Trailblazers with 21 points. Damian Lillard added 19 and CJ Mc Collum chipped in 17 for a Portland team. Who dropped two in a row.
The Brooklyn Nets will finish their five-game west coast trip Saturday night in Utah. Before heading home to face the Boston Celtics on Tuesday.
Already playing short-handed. The Nets had to go without Trevor Booker and Zeller Tyler in tonight’s game.
The TrailBlazers will have off until Monday. When the Denver Nuggets come to town to face them.