C.J. McCollum scores 25 points, Blazers beat Kings 102-90

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 19, 2017 01:33 PM
C.J. McCollum scores 25 points, Blazers beat Kings 102-90
CJ McCollum NBA file photo

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - C.J. McCollum scored 25 points, Damian Lillard had 22 and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Sacramento Kings their ninth consecutive road loss, 102-90 on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time).

McCollum hit four three-pointers and shot 9-of-16 to help Portland avenge an 86-82 road loss to the Kings on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Lillard had six assists, the Blazers shot 54 percent (38 of 70) from the floor and made 10-of-21 three-pointers.

Portland's Jusuf Nurkic, bouncing back from a season-low four-point performance Friday, had 14 points and seven rebounds.

Meyers Leonard, in his second game back after missing four weeks with a right ankle injury, hit three triples and had a season-high 11 points for the Blazers. Shabazz Napier also had 11 on 5-of-6 shooting.

Willie Cauley-Stein had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead Sacramento, and Zach Randolph had 17.

Neither team had a significant advantage for most of the first half. But Portland, trailing 33-32 midway through the second quarter, finished the half by hitting four three-pointers during a 21-8 run as the Blazers grabbed a 53-41 lead at the break.

Portland widened its lead to 22 points during the third quarter. During a nine-minute stretch, only Randolph scored for the Kings. Lillard scored nine points that fueled an 11-3 run as Portland took a 78-56 lead late in the third quarter. Sacramento never got closer than 12 points the rest of the game.


Kings: Buddy Hield, who sprained his ankle in Friday's (Saturday, PHL time) game against the Blazers, did not make the trip to Portland. ... Vince Carter (kidney stones) missed his sixth consecutive game. ... Randolph, scoreless against Portland on Friday (Saturday, PHL time), scored the Kings first four points Saturday. .... Sacramento lost its ninth consecutive game in Portland.

Trail Blazers: Ed Davis returned to action after missing Friday's (Saturday, PHL time) game (ankle). ... Portland heads to Memphis on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) to start a five-game road trip, tied for its longest of the season.


Kings: Host Denver on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time).

Trail Blazers: At Memphis on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time).

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