PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) – Russell Westbrook had 27 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards scored Portland’s six-game streak with a 118-111 win over Damian Lillard and Trail Blazers on Saturday night.
Bradley Beal scored 37 points, helping Washington to its fourth straight win. Rui Hachimura added 17 points and reserve Robin Lopez scored 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Wizards manager Scott Brooks said he thinks Westbrook is finding a rhythm.
“He will have more games like this,” Brooks said. “The boy is a league player. How he prepares, how he talks to our kids, prepares them to be ready. His voice was high in that first quarter. This is what you want your leaders to do. ”
Lillard had 35 points and 12 assists, but was 10 out of 30 from the field. Enes Kanter had 19 points and 13 rebounds for Portland, and Robert Covington finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
“We were also on a winning streak, but they were feeling confident,” Kanter said. “They beat three good teams before us and played confident, making shots. We cannot let our offense influence our defense. ”
Lillard was kept under control in the first half, going 2 for 13 from…
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