National Basketball Association
Brooklyn 119, Portland 115
When: 10:00 PM ET, Friday, November 8, 2019
Where: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
Officials: #15 Zach Zarba, #52 Scott Twardoski, #27 Mitchell Ervin
Attendance: 20089

Damian Lillard became the first NBA player this season to score 60 points, but it wasn't enough as Joe Harris ignited a late run that propelled the visiting Brooklyn Nets to 119-115 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

Lillard drilled a running 34-footer at the final horn, allowing him to surpass his previous career high of 59 points set in April 2017 against the Utah Jazz.

There were three 60-point games in the NBA last season. Houston Rockets guard James Harden had a pair of 61-pointers, while guard Kemba Walker, then of the Charlotte Hornets, went for 60.

Lillard finished 19-for-33 from the field, 7-for-16 on 3-point tries and 15-for-15 from the free-throw line.

The one-man show wasn't enough to overcome 10 combined 3-pointers from Spencer Dinwiddie and Kyrie Irving. Dinwiddie led Brooklyn with 34 points off the bench, and Irving added 33 points.

The Nets outscored the Trail Blazers 48-33 from beyond the arc.

Brooklyn led for most of the first 40 minutes, including by 10 in the second quarter, but a pair of Lillard hoops put Portland on top 99-98 with 7:31 remaining.

The Nets' deficit was 103-98 with 5:45 to go before Dinwiddie scored from the interior and Harris drilled his back-to-back 3s, producing a 106-103 lead.

Brooklyn never trailed again, completing a 17-2 run with a 3-pointer by Irving with 1:41 to go that created a 10-point margin at 115-105.

Lillard scored seven straight Portland points to get the host as close as 115-112 with 40.4 seconds to go, but Irving countered with a 9-footer with 17.8 seconds left to clinch it.

Dinwiddie's team-high point total came on 11-for-18 shooting overall and 6-for-10 accuracy from 3-point range.

Irving shot 4-for-8 from beyond the arc and found time for a game-high six assists.

Harris finished with 14 points for the Nets, who were opening a nine-day, five-game trip, while Jarrett Allen had 12 points to complement a team-high nine rebounds.

Anfernee Simons added 15 points for Portland, which lost its fourth straight, while Hassan Whiteside contributed 10 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Brooklyn   Portland
Spencer Dinwiddie 34 Scoring Damian Lillard 60
Kyrie Irving 6 Assists Damian Lillard 5
Jarrett Allen 9 Rebounds Hassan Whiteside 15
Spencer Dinwiddie 6 Free Throws Made Damian Lillard 15
Jarrett Allen 1 Steals Mario Hezonja 1
Jarrett Allen 5 Blocks Hassan Whiteside 5
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Brooklyn 119 41.4 16-37 21-30 18 51 9 6 9
Portland 115 41.2 11-30 24-25 11 48 9 3 11
Upcoming Games
  • Portland will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Brooklyn will play their next game on the road against Phoenix. The Nets have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .600 after a loss.