McCollum, Lillard lead Blazers past Raptors 122-117

CJ McCollum scored seven of his 23 issues within the ultimate two mins and the Portland Path Blazers beat the Toronto Raptors 122-117

TAMPA, Fla. — Damian Lillard helped Portland surge forward within the 3rd quarter. CJ McCollum completed the activity within the remaining mins.

McCollum scored seven of his 23 issues within the ultimate two mins and the Path Blazers beat the Toronto Raptors 122-117 on Sunday night time.

Lillard had 22 issues and 11 assists for the Blazers, who took command in their 3rd directly win — all at the highway — through conserving Toronto to 10 issues within the 3rd quarter.

“I believed we did a just right activity on their two guys many of the night time, however we couldn’t get through that dry quarter,” Raptors trainer Nick Nurse stated. “The most important factor used to be the turnovers. We couldn’t reasonably take care of the physicality.”

Pascal Siakam completed with 26 issues and 8 rebounds, and Fred VanVleet added 20 issues and 8 assists for Toronto, which misplaced for the 11th time in 12 video games. The Raptors shot four for 22 with 5 turnovers within the 3rd quarter.

The sport used to be performed 3 days after the business time limit transfer wherein the Raptors despatched Norman Powell to the Blazers for Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood.

Lillard, who sat out Friday night time’s win at Orlando with a left knee contusion, joined Powell in Portland’s three-guard beginning lineup, which did not get an extended glance..

“Norman were given two fast fouls and we best performed about 4 mins in that reach with that workforce,” Portland trainer Terry Stotts stated. “However we’ll play that lineup. It’s only a subject of when and the place and what the matchups are.”

Derrick Jones Jr., bumped from the lineup, scored Portland’s ultimate seven issues of the primary part, however Hood’s Three-pointer on the buzzer gave Toronto a 74-68 halftime edge.

Jones completed with 16 issues and 3 rebounds in 21 mins.

“He actually had an affect at the recreation in he 2nd part,” Stotts stated.

The Raptors led 82-75 when Siakam scored on a brief jumper with 6:27 left within the 3rd quarter. However Toronto used to be held scoreless for just about six mins.

“We felt like a actually just right protection in that 3rd quarter. We have been available in the market speaking and dealing issues out. It used to be just right to have (Powell) available in the market,” stated Lillard. “Generally, we do smartly with three-guard lineups, and he is a bodily guard.”

A thieve and a dunk through Powell put the Blazers forward 83-82, and Lillard scored seven issues in a 16-2 run that closed the 3rd quarter with Portland main 91-84.

VanVleet led a past due rally that were given the Raptors inside one with 2:28 left, however McCollum responded with a jumper, a runner and a three-point play.

“We now have were given to win an in depth recreation in the future,” VanVleet stated, “however they have got were given two guys that may shut the sport for them.”

TIP-INS

Blazers: Powell scored 13 issues in 27 mins in his 2nd Portland get started. … Robert Covington made the sport’s first Three-pointer with 6:01 left within the first quarter, and each groups made two Three-pointers within the subsequent 48 seconds. … F Nassir Little neglected the sport with an injured thumb.

Raptors: G Kyle Lowry used to be out with a sore proper foot. … F DeAndre Bembry and G Paul Watson Jr. neglected a 2nd recreation because of the COVID protocol.

UP NEXT

Blazers: Play at Detroit on Wednesday night time.

Raptors: Play at Detroit on Monday night time.

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