Lillard scorches Heat for 49 in Blazers win

Lillard scorches Heat for 49 in Blazers win

After the Trail Blazers defeated the Hawks in Atlanta Sunday for their third win of a five-game road swing, guard Damian Lillard said they needed to “get greedy” in order to beat the Heat in Miami before heading back home to Portland.

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Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena, Lillard and the Trail Blazers proved that sometimes, greed is good.

The 6-3 guard out of Weber State continued his late-season dominance, tying the franchise record for three-pointers made in a game on the way to a season-high 49 points and a 115-104 victory versus the Heat in front of a sellout crowd of 19,600.

The Trail Blazers are now 32-37 overall, 15-23 on the road and have now won three-straight and eight of their last 10. Portland finishes the five-game trip 4-1 and now trails the Denver Nuggets by…