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    Blazers take series lead with victory over Nuggets in quadruple overtime thriller

    May 4, 2019
    PHOTO: AP

    PORTLAND, Oregon — CJ McCollum matched his career playoff high with 41 points, Rodney Hood hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 18.6 seconds left in the NBA postseason record-tying fourth overtime and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets, 140-137, on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time) to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.

    It was the second quadruple-overtime playoff game in NBA history, joining a 1953 game between the Boston Celtics and the Syracuse Nationals.

    Damian Lillard added 28 points for Portland, which stretched its winning streak at home to 12 games dating back to the regular season. Hood came off the bench to score seven points in the final OT and help the Blazers remain unbeaten at home this postseason.

    Nikola Jokic had his third triple-double of the playoffs with 33 points, 18 rebounds and 14 assists, but missed a crucial free throw with 5.6 seconds to go. Jamal Murray had a playoff-high 34 points.

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