McCollum helps Blazers escape with 108-105 win over 76ers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) C.J. McCollum converted a three-point play with 7.6 seconds left to break a tie and lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 108-105 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.

Trapped in the corner near the sideline and the midcourt line, McCollum split two defenders, drove through the lane and hit a layup as he was fouled and stumbled to the floor, helping the Blazers avoid another embarrassing loss to the NBA's worst team.

McCollum finished with 25 points and five assists. Al-Farouq Aminu matched his career high with 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Blazers, who lost by 25 points at Philadelphia on Jan. 16.