McCollum Scores 33 Points, Trail Blazers Beat Nets 129-109
NEW YORK (AP) —C.J. McCollum scored 33 points, Evan Turner had 19 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 129-109 on Sunday.
Portland snapped a three-game losing streak and extended Brooklyn's skid to four.
Damian Lillard added 18 points for the Trail Blazers, and Allen Crabbe had 14. Crabbe signed a four-year, $75 million restricted free-agent offer sheet with Brooklyn before Portland matched in the offseason.
Brook Lopez had 21 points for the Nets. Trevor Booker had 16, and Bojan Bogdanovic 15.
McCollum made four 3-pointers and scored 12 points in the third quarter to help the Trail Blazers take a 99-84 lead into the fourth.
McCollum extended Portland's lead to 22 by making a driving layup and then sinking a free throw.