McCollum Scores 25 as Trail Blazers Beat Nuggets 112-106
DENVER (AP) — CJ McCollum had 25 points and seven assists, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to a 112-106 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night.
Gerald Henderson scored 19 points and Al-Farouq Aminu had 14 for Portland, which has won four of its last five. Allen Crabbe also scored 14 points.
The Trail Blazers used good guard play to beat the Nuggets in Portland on Wednesday, and it was more of the same Sunday.
McCollum continued his strong season with his fourth straight game of 25 or more points. He carried Portland through the first three quarters and Crabbe and Henderson picked it up in the fourth.
Denver closed to 91-88 but Henderson's 3-pointer made it 97-88 midway through the final period.
Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets with 29 points in his second game back from a sprained left ankle. Denver has lost six straight.