Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets: Live updates

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets: Live updates

GAME UPDATES

Portland 130, Brooklyn 130, 1:52 4th quarter: Lillard dishes to Nurkic for his 11th assist. Trent buries another big three-pointer.

Brooklyn 126, Portland 125, 3:17 4th quarter: Lillard goes 3 for 3 from the line. He has 42 points.

Brooklyn 126, Portland 122, 3:17 4th quarter: Lillard fouled on a three-point attempt and will go to the line for three free throws. He can cut it to one. Timeout, Blazers. They have two remaining.

Brooklyn 124, Portland 122, 4:03 4th quarter: Anthony drills a three-pointer — it’s Lillard’s 10th assist.

Brooklyn 120, Portland 117, 6:30 4th quarter: Harris scores for Brooklyn, McCollum misses a three, and Temple scores to give the Nets a three-point lead. Timeout, Blazers.

Portland 117, Brooklyn 116, 7:12 4th quarter: Lillard for three again. He has 39 points (nine this quarter).

Portland 112, Brooklyn 111, 8:13 4th quarter: McCollum goes 2 for 2 from the line, giving Portland the lead back. Lillard also made another three-pointer, giving him 36 points.

Brooklyn 107, Portland 103, 10:29 4th quarter: Blazers’ first two baskets of the fourth quarter are threes by Trent and Lillard — Lillard’s from 36 feet. He has 33 points. Timeout, Brooklyn.

Brooklyn 104, Portland 97, end 3rd quarter: Nets outscore Blazers 37-24 in the third period. Lillard has a game-high 30 points. McCollum has 21.

Brooklyn 102, Portland 95, 59 seconds 3rd quarter: Nets open a 10-point lead, their largest of the night. Lillard nails a three-pointer to cut it to seven. He has 28 points.

Brooklyn 95, Portland 89, 3:25 3rd quarter: Nets are 11 for 23 from three-point range. Blazers are 6 of 20. Lillard has 22 points, eight assists.

Brooklyn 87, Portland 85, 5:21 3rd quarter: Nets on an 11-1 run and have their first lead since early in the second quarter.

Portland 84, Brooklyn 82, 6:59 3rd quarter: What a game for Whiteside, who makes his first five shots from the field and is 6 for 6 from the line. He has 16 points and nine rebounds. But the Nets aren’t going away. LeVert has a game-high 28 points, including Brooklyn’s past eight.

Portland 80, Brooklyn 72, 10:00 3rd quarter: Lillard’s fourth three-pointer gives him 20 points. Blazers are 10 for 10 from the line. Bad news: Nurkic and Anthony have four fouls apiece.

Portland 73, Brooklyn 67, halftime: Blazers score 42 points in the second quarter. McCollum has 18 points and four assists. Lillard has 17 points and seven assists. Whiteside has 12 points — he’s 3 for 3 from the field and 6 for 6 from the line. Trent is 4 for 5 from the field for 10 points. Simons played a couple minutes late in the half but missed his only shot. Nurkic and Trent have three fouls each. LeVert leads Brooklyn with 18 points. Kurucs has three fouls.

Portland 65, Brooklyn 60, 2:22 2nd quarter: Lillard up to 15 points. Trent with another three-pointer — he’s 2 for 3 from three-point range and has 10 points, but he and Nurkic have three fouls apiece.

Portland 60, Brooklyn 57, 3:47 2nd quarter: Lillard’s sixth assist is a lob to Collins, who gets his first two points.

Portland 56, Brooklyn 50, 5:18 2nd quarter: Lillard might be getting hot — he just made back-to-back three-pointers. He has 13 points and five assists. Portland on a 19-7 run.

Portland 48, Brooklyn 43, 7:09 2nd quarter: Whiteside with another three-point play. He’s Portland’s second-leading scorer with eight points. McCollum has 14. Lillard has seven. Trent has five points (including a three-pointer) but is the first Blazer with two fouls. Harris and Kurucs have two fouls each for Brooklyn.

Portland 43, Brooklyn 41, 7:52 2nd quarter: Whiteside’s three-point play gives him five points. It took Portland 15 minutes to get to the line. Nets are 5 for 7 from the line.

Portland 31, Brooklyn 31, end 1st quarter: McCollum is 6 for 8 for a game-high 12 points. Lillard has five points and four assists. Portland is 1 for 6 from three-point range (Lillard has the make). No Blazer has more than one foul. The Nets have nothing to play for, but you wouldn’t know it. LeVert leads them with 10 points.

Portland 27, Brooklyn 25, 2:29 1st quarter: Nurkic’s layup gives Portland the lead and him six points, but he commits his first foul on the other end. Timeout, Blazers.

Portland 25, Brooklyn 25, 3:02 1st quarter: McCollum is up to 12 points, but he’s on the bench now. Trent and Hezonja check in for Portland.

Portland 23, Brooklyn 19, 4:40 1st quarter: Lillard nails his first three-pointer of the game. He has five points.

Portland 20, Brooklyn 19, 5:45 1st quarter: McCollum 5 for 6 from the field for 10 points. Anthony and Nurkic have four apiece. Lillard still with two. Blazers are 10 for 15 from the field. Timeout, Nets.

Brooklyn 15, Portland 14, 7:30 1st quarter: LeVert’s three-pointer gives the Nets their first lead. Lillard has his first two points. How many will he end with tonight?

Portland 10, Brooklyn 9, 9:36 1st quarter: McCollum, playing through a back injury, scores the first points of the game. He’s 3 for 3 from the field for six points, which is a good sign, but he also has his first foul.

STARTING LINEUPS

Portland

PG Damian Lillard

SG CJ McCollum

SF Carmelo Anthony

PF Zach Collins

C Jusuf Nurkic

Brooklyn

PG Caris LeVert

SG Joe Harris

SF Garrett Temple

PF Rodions Kurucs

C Jarrett Allen

Updated: This post was updated after Phoenix closed out its 128-102 win over Dallas and Memphis concluded its 119-106 win over Milwaukee.

The Portland Trail Blazers’ season will end Thursday tonight if they fail to defeat the Brooklyn Nets.

Ninth-place Memphis’ win over Milwaukee earlier on Thursday and 10th-place Phoenix’s hammering of Dallas means that Portland would fall to 10th and out of playoff contention with a loss.

A victory for the Blazers would leave them at No. 8 and they would play No. 9 Memphis in the play-in round. Should Portland lose, the Grizzlies would jump to No. 8 and Phoenix would get in at No. 9.

Be sure to check back all day for updates before, during and after the Blazers’ game, which tips off at 6 p.m.

GAME DAY LINKS

Damian Lillard reiterates commitment to ride or die with the Portland Trail Blazers, but is that realistic?

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets: Game preview, time, TV channel, how to watch live stream online

Portland Trail Blazers’ playoff scenarios heading into final NBA seeding game

Blazers-Nets:

What: Portland Trail Blazers (34-39) vs. Brooklyn Nets (35-36), 6 p.m. PT Thursday.

Where: The Field House, Orlando, Florida

TV channel: NBC Sports Northwest (In Portland: Comcast 37/737), TNT (54/754)

Radio: Rip City Radio (KPOJ 620 AM)

How to watch live stream online: You can watch this game live with your cable provider login information on NBC Sports Live, or you can watch the game live for FREE with FuboTV (free trial). You can also get this game on Hulu + Live (free trial), if you prefer those platforms and their pricing plans. There are a variety of other streaming options you can try: www.nba.com/blazers/watch.

INJURY REPORT

Blazers: Nassir Little (dehydration) is out. Forwards Trevor Ariza and Caleb Swanigan opted out of the NBA bubble.

Nets: Chris Chiozza (right abductor tightness) and Donta Hall (right ankle sprain) are questionable. Jamal Crawford (hamstring) is out.

— Aaron Fentress | [email protected] | @AaronJFentress (Twitter), @AaronJFentress (Instagram), @AaronFentress (Facebook).

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