The Phoenix Suns came into Friday getting outscored by 26.6 points in their last five games, and they were just blasted by the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns meet Saturday in National Basketball Association action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
His two free throws gave Phoenix its biggest lead, 93-78, with 7:26 to play.
Troy Daniels 59-foot heave at the buzzer fell short and so did the Suns, who have now lost 14 of 15.
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The Blazers (33-26) never trailed while breaking the Jazz's 11-game winning streak.
Since beating Dallas on January 31, the Suns are 0-for-February and have been outscored by 181 points in eight defeats. They've won seven straight against the Suns. The spring was back in their steps, and they were active on the boards and in the passing lanes; Portland had five steals within the first nine minutes, with Maurice Harkless grabbing four of them on his own. "We overcame a horrendous shooting night for most of the night and found a way".
In the last four games, the Jazz have gone 4-0 with an average point differential of 10.8. Donovan Mitchell has an average of 31.85 fantasy points per game on the season. The three-time All-Star finished with 40 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, while making 13 of 27 shots. Warren went for six, all within the paint. The Jazz are ranked #10 in the conference and a 18-9 mark at home. He made 5-of-12 3-pointers and all 10 free-throw attempts in that game.
In the last four games, the Trail Blazers have gone 3-1 with an average point differential of 2.8.
Sometimes it's not how you start but how you finish. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 103.9 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting.
Lillard was sensational over the final four minutes, three seconds, hitting a pair of three-pointers, nailing a clutch step-back jumper and completing a highlight-reel rebound dunk while being fouled in addition to his clutch game-winner.More news: President Trump blames armed officer at FL high school
Lillard can make some franchise history on two fronts in Phoenix on Saturday. He made 14 of his 25 attempts from the field, for a 56.0% field goal percentage (12/12 from the line, 4/11 from three-point range).
It was Portland's first win in three tries against Utah this season - and a nice little bit of payback.
"He had 28 in the second half", interim head coach Jay Triano said, referring to Lillard. "Worry about ourselves and I think we'll be in good shape".
"We practice downstairs, we'll kill each other".
After back-to-back home games, the Suns will play their next two contests on the road.
"They have talented guards, so it's going to be a tough matchup". Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. PST.More news: Huawei MateBook X Pro Announced as World's First FullView Touchscreen Display Laptop
The Pelicans won the first of three meetings this season, winning 115-91 in Phoenix on November 24. They struggle in offensive rebounds per game (#25), assists per game (#24) and points per game (#23). The Suns are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.