Lillard has 33, Blazers hand Celtics 4th straight loss
BOSTON (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have come to the other side of the country and beat up some of the Eastern Conference's best teams.
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McCollum has triple-double, Trail Blazers beat Hawks 120-111
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With the Trail Blazers playing without All-Star guard Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum reminded everybody just how good Portland's other guard are.
McCollum had 28 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his first career triple-double, leading the Trail Blazers to a 120-111 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.
"CJ was terrific, maybe his best all-around game of the year," Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts said.
Lillard scores 33, Trail Blazers top Mavericks 121-118 in OT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Dallas rookie sensation Luka Doncic to send the game into overtime could have rattled the Portland Trail Blazers.
Instead, they made the most of the additional five minutes.
"I mean, people make shots. It's the NBA," Jusuf Nurkic said about Doncic's big 3. "You can't get down (because of) one shot."
Portland recovered in overtime to hand the Mavericks their sixth straight loss, 121-118 on Sunday night.
Lillard and Layman lead Blazers to 108-86 win over the Suns
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jake Layman hadn't played in Portland's last five games, so he wanted to make the best of it when he did get his chance.
Layman came off the bench to score a career-high 24 points and the Trail Blazers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 108-86 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.
McCollum’s floater gives Portland a 111-110 win over Spurs
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum's floater bounced several times around the rim as the crowd seemed to hold a collective breath.
It finally fell in with 5.9 seconds left, giving the Portland Trail Blazers a 111-110 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night with both teams short-handed.
Harkless leads Trail Blazers to 95-92 win over Lakers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts was saluting the bench players responsible for ending his team's three-game losing streak when he realized he had made one glaring omission.
Stotts left out Maurice Harkless, who scored 13 points in the fourth quarter — including the go-ahead three-point play with 21.4 seconds remaining.
Lillard has 19 and Blazers defeat Heat 99-92
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — While Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum didn't have their usual offensive outburst against Miami, they both got baskets when it mattered.
Lillard scored 19 points and McCollum had 17, including a pair of late baskets, to rally the Portland Trail Blazers to a 99-92 victory over the Heat on Saturday night.
Lillard scores 28 as Trail Blazers beat Pacers 131-109
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two days of focused practice with an emphasis on defense served the Trail Blazers well.
Portland applied what it worked on, beating former coach Nate McMillan and the Indiana Pacers 131-109 Wednesday night behind Damian Lillard's 28 points, 10 assists and four steals.
McCollum matches career high, Blazers beat Grizzlies 100-94
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Damian Lillard had his lowest-scoring game of the season. CJ McCollum made up the difference by matching the best game of his career.
McCollum scored 37 points, 16 in the fourth quarter, to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-94 on Sunday.
"I just went into the game being aggressive," McCollum said.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers formally signed guard CJ McCollum to a four-year contract extension Wednesday.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team, but a person familiar with it told The Associated Press on Monday that it is worth $106 million.
The extension, which takes effect after the upcoming season, will keep McCollum in Portland through the 2020-21 season.