By the numbers: Remarkable stats from Trail Blazers' grueling 4OT win
It took a whopping 68 minutes but the Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the Denver Nuggets at home to take a 2-1 series lead Friday. Here are some of the best numbers from the seemingly neverending contest:
1 - Neither the Nuggets nor the Trail Blazers will get much time to recuperate after Game 3; they have just a single day of rest before they do it all again Sunday in Portland.
2 - This was only the second quadruple-overtime playoff game in NBA history. It last happened in 1953, when the Boston Celtics beat the Syracuse Nationals 111-105.
3:27 - According to ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk, Friday's contest tipped off at 7:46 p.m. PT and wrapped up at 11:13 p.m - a span of three hours and 27 minutes. That meant East Coasters who wanted to hear the final buzzer were awake past 2 a.m. ET.
12 - The Trail Blazers have now won 12 consecutive games at home. They haven't lost in Portland since March 7 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
41 - Rodney Hood scored the decisive basket, but CJ McCollum led all scorers to help give Portland the win. His 41 points matched his career high in the playoffs; he dropped the same total on the Golden State Warriors in the first round in 2017.
64:58 - Nikola Jokic played an astounding 65 minutes, including an unfathomable stretch of 44 consecutive minutes after halftime. That ranks sixth all-time for the most minutes played in a single NBA game - playoffs and regular season. It's also the highest count by a 7-footer.
277 - The teams combined for 277 points in Friday's marathon, the 11th-highest playoff point total in NBA history. It ranks sixth among games in the 3-point era (beginning in 1979-80).
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