McCollum Matches Career High in the West and Antetokounmpo Earns 32 Points in the East

CJ McCollum matched his career playoff high with 41 points as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 140-137 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Western Conference semifinals.

The game went into quadruple-overtime for just the second time in NBA playoff  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 post-season.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks takes a shot over Al Horford of the Boston Celtics during the second half of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on May 03, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 13 rebounds, George Hill finished with 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 123-116 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Kyrie Irving scored 29 points and Jayson Tatum had 20 for the Celtics, who host Game 4 on Monday.

Boston led by a point at the half but was outscored 40-31 in the third quarter and trailed by as many as 17 points in the final period.

 

— With files from The Canadian Press