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Lillard sinks big three to put game away

Damian Lillard drains a big 3-pointer in the final minute, part of a 39-point performance in the Blazers' win over the Jazz.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he's still getting acclimated to the triangle at this point: "I got to find a way. There's no way around it. I got to find a way, and I'm going to find a way. That's what being great is all about."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The guard cutting to the corner is one aspect of the triangle that Derrick Rose says he needs to get acclimated to: "As the point guard, that's tough sometimes going all the way to the corner and kind of waiting to see what they're going to do on the initial side of the triangle. You have to wait for the ball to come back to you."

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Warriors coach Steve Kerr: "I think our guys were embarrassed (by the performance) tonight. I know I was."

ESPN Stats and Information  

Spurs come away with a 29-point win over the Warriors. According to Elias, only one team has ever lost a season opener by 20 or more points and then bounced back to win the NBA title. That was the St. Louis Hawks who were blown out by Bill Russell's Celtics on opening night in 1957 before then beating the Celtics later that year in the NBA Finals.