Lillard heating up in third

Damian Lillard (10 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists) knocked down back-to-back triples followed by a Nicolas Batum layup to give the Blazers a 52-44 lead over four minutes into the third quarter. Lillard is coming off of 1-for-13 shooting Thursday night against the Clippers. Follow live

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Wesley Matthews gets helped off. Can't put pressure on left leg/foot. Hope he didn't hurt his Achilles tendon.

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Nikola Mirotic & E'Twaun Moore scored 27 points on 8-8 shooting in the 4th quarter. The rest of the team had 9 points on 4-8 shooting.

Dunleavy's dunk fail

It ended up not mattering in the Bulls' three-point win, but Mike Dunleavy Jr. came up WAY short on this breakaway dunk attempt late in the first half vs. the Thunder. "I was just trying to reset the shot clock. I think I accomplished that," Dunleavy said after the game.


It's all on Aldridge in Portland

LaMarcus Aldridge is carrying the Blazers through two quarters with 15 points and 8 rebounds, and neither Portland nor Dallas is shooting better than 40% from the floor despite sporting top-10 offenses. The Blazers lead 40-36. Follow live


No triple-double, no win for OKC

Russell Westbrook (43 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists) missed out on his fifth triple-double in a row, and his seventh 40-point game of the season was not enough as E'Twaun Moore's 3-pointer capped a 16-point Bulls comeback against the Thunder.


Blazers' bench sparks a run

Arron Afflalo has 4 quick points off the bench for Portland, and the Blazers have used an 8-2 run to tie the Mavericks at 25 early in the second quarter. Follow live


Moore's 3-pointer lifts Bulls

Whether it was a play drawn up by Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau or a quick decision by Pau Gasol, Gasol's assist combined with E'Twaun Moore's game-winning 3-pointer was a thing of beauty.


Aldridge vs. the Mavs

Six Mavs have scored, none with more than 4 points, while the Blazers are leaning heavily on LaMarcus Aldridge (11 points, 4 rebounds) in a 17-17 tie late in the first quarter. Follow live


Aldridge off to hot start

LaMarcus Aldridge is 3-for-4, including a 3-pointer, early in the first quarter in Portland, and the Blazers lead the Mavericks by 1 after a 7-0 run. Follow live


Bulls 108, Thunder 105

The Bulls stormed back from a 16-point deficit to beat the Thunder 108-105 thanks to an E'Twaun Moore go-ahead 3-pointer. Russell Westbrook scored 43 points but missed his fifth straight triple-double with 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Box score


Jalen Rose @JalenRose

Thibs=Backup PG " whisperer "....Nate, Watson, Lucas, DJ, Brooks, Hinrich and Moore.

Fighting for home-court advantage

Only 1 games separate the 3rd-place Blazers from the 6th-place Mavs. If the playoffs started today, Portland-Dallas would be a 1st round matchup. But who will have home court? Follow Mavs/Blazers live

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Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Westbrook steps out of bounds. Bulls ball. Loudest I've heard UC since the Bulls snapped the Heat's winning streak.

MarkJonesESPN @MarkJonesESPN

NBA and college coaches must copy that inbound play ATO that the bulls just ran. Excellent. Moore jumper gives Bulls 2 pt lead