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Lillard Has 40, Blazers Cut Warriors’ Advantage to 2-1

By: AP

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) –Damian Lillard had a playoff-best 40 points and the Portland Trail Blazers avoided a fourth-quarter letdown to beat Golden State 120-108 on Saturday night, cutting the Warriors’ advantage in the Western Conference semifinal to 2-1. The defending NBA champion Warriors were still without reigning MVP Steph Curry, who sprained his right knee in Game 4 of the…