McCollum, Lillard Lead Blazers Past Timberwolves 96-93
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard scored 21 points apiece, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their 11th straight road loss with a 96-93 victory Sunday night.
Portland extended its winning streak to four and improved to 3-0 against the Timberwolves this season.
Karl-Anthony Towns, a contender for Rookie of the Year, was the first player on the court in double figures and finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Timberwolves. It was his 25th double-double, the most of any rookie this season.
Minnesota entered ranked last in 3-point attempts this season and No. 29 in 3-point percentage at 32.4 percent. The Timberwolves went 0 for 5 on 3s in the first half.
Portland shot 22.2 percent from beyond the arc overall (6 for 27).