NBA wrap: Lilliard puts Warriors to the sword

Damian Lilliard scored 51 points as the Portland City Trail Blazers beat the Golden State Warriors 137-105 on Friday.

Stephen Curry added 31 points, three rebounds and five assists to the Warriors cause, but despite performing strongly on the night, the Warriors point guard’s performance was  overshadowed by his Portland counterpart.

Orlando Magic needed overtime to get past the Dallas Mavericks, winning 110-104 after Nicola Vucevic’s double-double. With the scores tied on 98-all after the end of regulation time, Orlando took control of the encounter with 12 points in overtime.

John Wall scored 22 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as the Washington Wizards beat the Detroit Pistons 98-86.

The Brooklyn Nets claimed a 109-98 win over the New York Knicks after Brook Lopez’s 33 points, eight rebounds and two assists.

Miami Heat, meanwhile, battled past the Atlanta Hawks 115-111 thanks largely to Luol Deng’s 30-point, 11-rebound double-double.

The Memphis Grizzlies had to come from behind to beat the Minnesota Tiberwolves 109-94, having trailed by five points going into the final quarter.

The New Orleans Pelicans proved too strong for the Philadelphia 76ers, after Jrue Holiday’s 24 points and 12 assists.

Paul George scored 22 points, 11 assists and five rebounds as the Indiana Pacers edged out the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-98. Russell Westbrook scored 23 points and assisted on 18 occasions in a losing cause.

The Charlotte Hornets claimed a narrow 98-95 win over the Milwaukee Bucks after trailing by eight points at the end of the third quarter.

James Harden’s 27 points and 10 rebounds saw the Houston Rockets to 116-100 win over the Phoenix Suns.

DeMarcus Cousins scored 37 points and dragged down 20 rebounds as the Sacramento Kings overcame the Denver Nuggets 116-110.

The San Antonio Spurs hung on for a 119-113 victory over the LA Lakers, while the Utah Jazz was far too strong for the Boston Celtics, winning 111-93.