Trailblazers Lights Up Grizzlies
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lilliard scored 27 points, including 14 in the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 115-96 on Thursday night.
It was the second game of a back-to-back for the Blazers, who have strung together a modest three-game winning streak. C.J. McCollum added 20 points and a career-high five assists.
Courtney Lee led the Grizzlies with 18 points while Zach Randolph, who played for the Blazers for the first six years of his career, had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Lillard hit seven 3-pointers, including one that put Portland ahead 95-71 early in the fourth quarter.
The Blazers were coming off a 108-92 victory over Utah on Wednesday. Lillard and McCollum combined for 62 points against the Jazz.