Evan Fournier

NBA roundup: Trail Blazers prevail in the final moments

NBA roundup: Trail Blazers prevail in the final moments

C.J. McCollum scored 32 points, the last two on a runner in the lane with 0.9 seconds left, to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 114-113 win over the host Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.

McCollum’s shot capped a final minute in which the two teams traded leads six times and the Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki hit two clutch three-pointers, the second a potential game winner with 3.9 seconds left. McCollum scored Portland’s last seven points.

Damian Lillard added 29 points for the Trail Blazers. Harrison Barnes had 26 points and Nowitzki 25 for Dallas. 

The two teams, battling for the eighth and final playoff spot, seesawed through a tense fourth quarter, trading 13-0...

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