NBA roundup: C.J. McCollum, and his 37 points, helps boost Trail Blazers past Grizzlies

C.J. McCollum, Marc Gasol
Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum pulls up for a jump shot over Grizzlies center Marc Gasol during the first half Sunday.
(Brandon Dill / Associated Press)

C.J. McCollum matched his career high with 37 points, scoring 16 in the fourth quarter to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the host Grizzlies, 100-94, on Sunday. 

McCollum also matched his career best with six three-pointers. Damian Lillard added 19 points and seven assists and Maurice Harkless finished with 18 points. Portland has won two straight.

Marc Gasol led Memphis with 21 points, and Mike Conley added 16 points and seven assists. The Grizzlies have have lost two straight, both at home.

The game was close, with 13 lead changes and 12 ties before Portland pulled away late. McCollum had 10 straight Portland points during one stretch to put the game away. 


at Dallas 86, Milwaukee 75 (OT): Harrison Barnes scored a career-high 34 points and the Mavericks won for the first time this season. Barnes’ driving layup with 13 seconds to play in regulation tied the score at 74, and his 20-foot jumper opened the scoring in overtime. The Mavericks, who played withoutstarters Dirk Nowitzki (right Achilles’ tendon soreness) and Deron Williams (left calf strain), never trailed in the extra period. Jabari Parker led the Bucks with 16 points.

Utah 114, at New York 109: Gordon Hayward, who’d been sidelined since suffering a broken finger in training camp, retured to score 28 points for the Jazz. Utah reeled off nine straight points to begin the fourth quarter, taking an 87-80 lead, and never trailed again. Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis each scored 28 for the Knicks.

Sacramento 96, at Toronto 91: DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 23 against his former team and Sacramento snapped a four-game losing streak. DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 23 points, the first time this season he’s been held under 30. 

Denver 123, at Boston 107: Emmanuel Mudiay scored 24 of his season-high 30 points in the opening quarter, helping the Nuggets to a big first half en route to a win over the injury-depleted Celtics. Wilson Chandler added 22 points before leaving because of a left hamstring injury. The Nuggets had lost 16 of the previous 18 meetings in Boston, whose Isaiah Thomas tied his season high with 30 points. The Celtics were missing starters Jae Crowder (sprained left ankle) and Al Horford (concussion protocol).


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