Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/12/13
By Dave Del Grande, Sports Xchange OAKLAND, Calif. -- Damian Lillard put on a show for his hometown fans in his Oakland homecoming, but his 37 points weren't enough as the Golden State Warriors held on for an entertaining 103-97 victory Friday night over the Portland Trail Blazers. Lillard, who grew up in the shadow of the Warriors' downtown practice facility and attended Oakland High, hit 10 consecutive shots over a brilliant 11 1/2-minute stretch of the third and fourth periods en route to his season-best total. But unfortunately for the Trail Blazers, they'd dug themselves a 67-47 deficit before Lillard got hot, and only got as close 91-84 following the rookie's 10th consecutive hoop, a driving left-hander at the rim with 5:12 left in the game. Luke Babbitt eventually got Portland within 93-87 with a 3-pointer at the 3:34 mark, but Klay Thompson countered with a 3 of his own and Warriors hung on to snap a two-game losing streak while also stopping Portland's win streak at...
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