Damian Lillard scored a season-high 49 points, 28 of them coming after halftime and the Portland Trail Blazers continued their playoff push by beating the Miami Heat, 115-104, on Sunday night in Miami.
Lillard tied a career high with nine three-pointers, giving him 1,002 for his career. He shot 14 for 21 from the field, nine for 12 from three-point range and made all 12 of his free throws.
Jusef Nurkic added 21 points and 12 rebounds for Portland (32-37), which moved within a game of idle Denver for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. C.J. McCollum scored 18 points and Noah Vonleh added 11 for the Trail Blazers.
James Johnson scored 24 points for Miami, which...