Kevin Durant Goes Off But Warriors Lose in Portland

NBA Jordan stars as Clippers down Celtics

NBA Jordan stars as Clippers down Celtics

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard scored 44 points (14-of-25 field goals, 12-of-12 free throws) with 3 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, 4 3-pointers, and 4 turnovers in 39.6 minutes of Wednesday's 123-117 win over the Golden State Warriors.

Durant finished the game with 50 points exactly, his first time scoring 50 points in Golden State and the fifth time in his career. He hit a three-pointer to potentially bring Golden State to within one point late in the game, but he stepped on the sideline so the shot didn't count. And the Warriors needed him to carry the offense after falling behind by 20 points in the first quarter before making a furious comeback. Durant had only produced a combined 27 points over his prior two outings, so Wednesday's outburst was both a welcome sight and somewhat unexpected despite his vast talent.

Durant almost had 53, swishing home a three-pointer with 8.8 seconds left on the clock, only for referees to call him for stepping out of bounds - the correct call, as far replay showed.

Here are full highlights from Lillard's 44 points. That means that Lillard is averaging 44.3 points in his final three games before the All-Star break.