LaMarcus Aldridge's jumper with 39 seconds left in overtime propelled the Portland Trail Blazers to a wild 119-117 victory over the Golden State Warriors at the Moda Center on Sunday night. Aldridge had 26 points in the win, which was the fourth straight for the Blazers and has them still alive for the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference.
Stephen Curry scored 47 points for the Warriors, who also got a big game from Klay Thompson. Thompson had 25 points, and the Splash Brothers combined to knock down 13 three-pointers on the night. However, neither player attempted the potential game-winning three, as Andre Iguodala's long-range try in the final seconds of overtime misfired.
The game went to overtime courtesy of Draymond Green, who swished a step-back three-pointer with 3.6 seconds left in regulation:
The overtime period was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams trading haymakers. Thompson buried a three to put the Warriors up one with 55 seconds left, but Aldridge answered to put the Blazers up for good.
The fourth quarter featured plenty of drama as well. Portland led by just one heading into the final frame, but they quickly opened up an 11-point lead thanks to a hot stretch from Mo Williams. A three-point barrage from Curry and Thompson got the Warriors back into the game, and they took a one-point lead on a Curry layup with 1:45 remaining.
The lead changed hands two more times before the Blazers got an opening, going up three after Curry missed a runner and Wesley Matthews knocked down a pair of free throws. But Portland didn't foul, allowing Green to momentarily play the hero.
Matthews had 24 points as the Blazers shot 50 percent overall and made 10-of-24 from three-point range. Nicolas Batum notched a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Williams had 18 points off the bench.
Golden State made 17 three-pointers in the loss.