Forget, for a moment, about the playoffs. Ignore the looming matchup with the Houston Rockets and stop wondering if the Trail Blazers can slow James Harden, stop Dwight Howard, and end their first-round postseason drought. Instead, take a little bit of time to savor the Blazers’ 119-117 overtime victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, because the always-entertaining, sometimes-breathtaking matchup was one heck of a thrilling ride at the Moda Center. “That might have been the best game of the year in the NBA,” Wesley Matthews said. “It’s got to be up there.” There were incredible individual performances. Last-second shots. Bone-headed mistakes. And, more than anything, there was drama. So much drama, it would take a novel to dissect it all. The big plays were numerous, the big shots were countless, the big moments were plentiful.
Blazers win 'best game of the year in the NBA' vs. Golden State Warriors to lock playoff date with Houston Rockets
Oregonian | Apr 14