On a night in which Damian Lillard scored 41 points and had a sellout crowd roaring, the Phoenix Suns still had a chance to force a second overtime
but they missed two opportunities to do so during their game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night at Moda Center, which they lost 113-111.
With 1.2 seconds remaining on the clock, Deandre Ayton shot and missed the first of two free throws.
After that, he purposefully missed the shot on the second attempt, and Jock Landale collected the offensive rebound with the opportunity to tie the game
but he missed the putback.
The team's top score was recorded by Devin Booker with 33 points
and Ayton contributed 26 points but just five rebounds. With 41 points, Damian Lillard had the most of any player.