Lillard Scores 30 Points, Trail Blazers Top Pelicans 105-101
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat New Orleans 105-101 Monday night, their seventh straight win over the Pelicans.
Gerald Henderson added 19 points off the bench for the Blazers. He matched his career high with four 3-pointers.
Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with 28 points and nine rebounds.
Henderson's reverse layup put the Blazers in front 82-69 early in the fourth quarter, but the Pelicans rallied within five points.
After Lillard hit a 3 for a 95-84 lead, the Pelicans pressured the Blazers, twice coming within four points. Davis' driving layup made it 101-97 with just under a minute left, but it was as close as New Orleans could come.