The Portland Trail Blazers were ten points behind the Brooklyn Nets some way into the game. Then Portland's star guard Damian Lillard stepped forward and made sure that the team could turn to victory with 134-133.

Lillard's three-point shooting decided

At the position 100-107, Lillard put a long three-pointer. In total, Lillard scored 8 three-pointers and scored a total of 42 points in the match.

This was the Trail Blazers' third straight victory at the end of the resumed game schedule. The strong finish meant that Portland now climbed to eighth place in the table.

This year, the NBA has chosen to have a play-in game between teams eight and teams nine when the margin between the teams is less than four games behind. Portland now face ninth-placed Memphis Grizzlies for a place in the playoffs.