----- CJ McCollum scores 41 points as the Portland Trail Blazers snap a three-game slide with a 130-107 victory over the Magic Monday night at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
Team-effort in Orlando!
CJ McCollum finished with 41 points and five assists and Gary Trent Jr. scored 24 as the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 130-107 win over the Orlando Magic Monday night at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
McCollum connected on 14 of his 24 shots including 6-of-12 from downtown and Trent connected on nine of his 16 shots from the field and 4-of-6 from three-point range.
“We just wanted to be aggressive,” McCollum said. “Last game of the trip, we wanted to come away with at least one win and we did.”
All five starters scored in double-figures as the Blazers scorched the nets at 55.7% and made 16-of-33 shots from beyond-the-arc.
Mario Henzonja had one of his best games of the season finishing with 10 points, eight rebounds, and dishing out four assists.
The Trail Blazers outscored the Magic 38-19 in the fourth quarter and closed out the game on a 27-11 run.
Notes- Damian Lillard missed his sixth straight game with a groin injury, but he is expected to return Wednesday against the Wizards at Moda Center. CJ McCollum averaging 33.3 points and 8.3 assists in six games without Lillard.
Up Next- The Trail Blazers return home to meet the Washington Wizards Wednesday night at Moda Center. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 PM.
Chad's Take- The discovery of Gary Trent Jr. is AWESOME!