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Damian Lillard lifts Trail Blazers to huge OT win over Grizzlies

After Brandon Clarke hit a game-tying shot to force OT, Portland took off in the extra frame and captured a huge win in the bubble.

Brandon Clarke of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers on July 31, 2020 at The Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

The Portland Trail Blazers are looking to punch their ticket to the playoffs in the Western Conference, and Damian Lillard sealed the deal for them Friday in a 140-135 win against the Memphis Grizzlies. Portland toppled the eighth-seeded Grizzlies in its first game since the NBA season was halted in March and held off an impressive comeback along the way.

Portland led by eight points at the half before Jaren Jackson Jr. led a second half scoring surge to bring Memphis back into the game. The Grizzlies also got a double-double from Ja Morant, but the backcourt tandem of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum paired with a replenished frontcourt proved to be too much for Memphis. Portland pulled ahead early in overtime and didn’t let off the gas. We’ll go over the betting results and top fantasy performances below.

Memphis Grizzlies stats

Jonas Valanciunas ($7,800): 16 points, 4 rebounds, 22 DKFP
Ja Morant ($7,000): 22 points, 5 rebounds, 11 assists, 47.25 DKFP
Dillon Brooks ($5,100): 15 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 30 DKFP
Jaren Jackson Jr. ($4,900): 33 points, 3 rebounds, 43.25 DKFP
Brandon Clarke ($4,100): 21 points, 7 rebounds, 38.75 DKFP

Portland Trail Blazers stats

Damian Lillard ($9,400): 29 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists, 48.25 DKFP
Hassan Whiteside ($8,100): 7 points, 4 rebounds, 16 DKFP
CJ McCollum ($7,500): 27 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 50.25 DKFP
Jusuf Nurkic ($5,900): 18 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 50.75 DKFP
Carmelo Anthony ($5,400): 21 points, 7 rebounds, 32.25 DKFP

Betting Recap

This game was great for over/unders, as the players with prop bets on DraftKings Sportsbook got extra time to hit their expected points totals. Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and Ja Morant hit their overs while Dillon Brooks fell just short.

Closing Lines

Spread: Trail Blazers (-2.5)
Over/Under: 223.5
Moneyline: MEM (+120), POR (-139)

Player Props

Damian Lillard OVER 25.5 points — Yes
CJ McCollum OVER 22.5 points — Yes
Ja Morant OVER 18.5 points — Yes
Dillon Brooks OVER 15.5 points — No

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