The reserve forward Jake Layman scored 24 points, his best mark as a pro, and became the surprise factor in the attack of the Portland Trail Blazer, who won comfortably 108-86 to the Phoenix Suns and broke three-game losing streak Consecutive
Layman, who scored 15 points in less than six minutes he was on the field and finished the game with 10 baskets of 13 shots, had started at the start of the season, but went to the bench with the recovery of Puerto Rican forward Maurice Harkless, I had been injured.
Damian Lillard with 25 points and eight assists was again the leader of the Trail Blazers, who had a partial advantage of 31 points.
The Bosnian pivot Jusuf Nurkic stayed at the doors of double-double with nine points and 14 rebounds, including 10 defensive, which left him in front of the inside game.
The victory came at the best time for the Trail Blazers (14-11), who had lost six of the last seven games and moved away from first place in the Northwest Division that now occupies the Denver Nuggets, followed by the Thunder Oklahoma City
Reserve guard Troy Daniels scored 15 points, his best record of the season, and led the attack of the Suns (4-21), the worst team in the league, who could barely score nine points in the first quarter for the second consecutive game. and they lost the seventh game in a row.
Losses due to injury of the Spanish escort Devin Booker, leader of the Suns, who missed the second consecutive game with a muscular pull in the left leg, and forward TJWarren, who did not play the fourth game followed with ankle discomfort Right, they left the Phoenix team with no chance to win.
Rookie base Elie Okobo, forward Mikal Bridbge and center forward Deandre Ayton took the weight of the team, but their combined contribution of 28 points could not prevent the defeat (EFEUSA).