Behind a game-high 38 points from Damian Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers avenged a recent close loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night with a 124-121 nail-bitter.

C.J. McCollum added 33 points to the victors’ cause.

Portland has won three in a row.

Per the AP:

After leading by 18 points early, it shouldn’t have been so close at the end, Lillard said.

 

“We talk about just being able to play the way we want to play for longer spans of time,” he said. “We’ll play really well for seven minutes, and then in four minutes we’ll give up a 15-2 run and give up everything we just worked for. We got to continue to work on that. The good thing is, we’re able to find a way to win games while we work on it.”

 

Bledsoe finished with 31 points and Booker had 23. […] “It’s not tough for us to come back, we come back a lot,” Suns coach Earl Watson said. “That’s what we do. Our team is really close and we have a lot of belief.”