NBA: Royce O’Neale’s triple-double lifts Nets over Blazers

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 Royce O'Neale #00 and Nic Claxton #33 of the Brooklyn Nets celebrate after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 109-107 at Moda Center on November 17, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.

Royce O’Neale #00 and Nic Claxton #33 of the Brooklyn Nets celebrate after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 109-107 at Moda Center on November 17, 2022 in Portland, Oregon. Steph Chambers/Getty Images/AFP

Royce O’Neale capped his first career triple-double by converting the tiebreaking tip-in with 0.7 second remaining as the visiting Brooklyn Nets earned a 109-107 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday.

O’Neale totaled 11 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds — and no play was bigger than how he finished Brooklyn’s last possession. After Jusuf Nurkic converted a tying 3-point play with 6.5 seconds left, Kevin Durant missed a 21-footer from the left elbow and O’Neale jostled around Damian Lillard and Josh Hart to convert the dramatic layup.

Following O’Neale’s clutch hoop, he got his hands on Justise Winslow’s inbounds pass and, following a replay…

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