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Portland had a lead, lost it, regained it and rallied in final minutes to win on road; final game on road trip Sunday.

NURKICThe Portland Trail Blazers are showing some fight lately.

It happened again Friday, as Portland rallied to win at Boston 109-105.

Portland (19-26) caps off its six-game road trip at 3 p.m. Sunday at Toronto. The Blazers have beaten Boston, Orlando and Washington on the trip, and lost at Denver and Miami.

Jusuf Nurkic had a big game at Boston with 29 points and 17 rebounds. He also had six assists. CJ McCollum added 24 points and Anfernee Simons 21. McCollum, Simons and Ben McLemore combined for 13 3-pointers.

Nurkic's line of 29-17-6 was the best since Bill Walton in a game against San Antonio in February 1978, when Walton had 34 points, 18 rebounds and six assists.

A 3-pointer gave Portland the lead late — Robert Covington's first basket of the game, a 3-pointer, put the Blazers up 103-102 with 32.1 seconds left.

Jayson Tatum, who led Boston with 27 points, to go with 10 rebounds and seven assists, put Boston back ahead with two free throws but, after a Simons miss, Nurkic grabbed an offensive rebound and scored with 13.8 seconds left.

Portland led 105-104, and then forced a Tatum miss, and Boston's Robert Williams III missed a putback.

Covington rebounded and added two free throws to make it 107-104 with 3.5 seconds left. Tatum hit a free throw, and Boston couldn't grab the rebound on the ensuing miss. Nurkic hit two free throws for the final score.

Jaylen Brown added 22 points for Boston (23-24), which is coached by Portland native Ime Udoka.


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