Portland Trail Blazers Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Davis collected two points (1-1 FG), six rebounds, one steal and one block across 16 minutes Wednesday against the Magic.
Impact: Davis received more playing time Wednesday because Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) was out and Zach Collins was a DNP-CD. Even while Aminu has been out, Davis is still having a hard time seeing more than 20 minutes per game since Caleb Swanigan has been filling as well during Aminu's absence. Davis is averaging 3.0 points across 18.7 minutes while Aminu has been out.
News: Evan Turner scored five points Wednesday, going 2 of 9 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Orlando Magic 99-94. Turner pulled down one rebound and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -12 in his 23:24 of playing time.
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News: Ed Davis scored two points Wednesday, going 1 of 1 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Orlando Magic 99-94. Davis pulled down six rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -2 in his 16:05 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.
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News: Damian Lillard scored 26 points Wednesday, going 9 of 21 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Orlando Magic 99-94. Lillard pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out seven assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +8 in his 37:22 on the floor. Lillard went 5 of 10 from 3-point range.
Impact: Lillard has generally been more accurate on the road than at home, where he's shooting 39.0 percent overall and 30.6 percent from 3.
News: C.J. McCollum scored 24 points Wednesday on 8-of-16 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Orlando Magic 99-94. McCollum grabbed four rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +11 in his 38:11 of playing time. He tacked on three steals. McCollum went 4 of 7 from 3-point range.
Impact: McCollum is consistent no matter where he plays. He's averaging 22.3 points at home and 23.3 on the road.
News: Shabazz Napier scored 19 points Wednesday, going 7 of 12 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Orlando Magic 99-94. Napier did not grab a rebound but had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +11 in his 26:35 on the floor. He added one block and three steals. Napier went 5 of 5 from behind the arc.
Impact: Napier, a first-round pick out of UConn in 2014 who has played for three different teams, averaged 4.1 points and 9.7 minutes last season. In the past four games for the Blazers, he's averaging 12.5 points and more than 20 minutes a game.
News: Pat Connaughton scored two points Wednesday, going 1 of 3 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Orlando Magic 99-94. Connaughton pulled down one rebound and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +1 in his 12:03 of playing time.
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News: Maurice Harkless scored six points Wednesday on 3-of-4 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Orlando Magic 99-94. Harkless pulled down three rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +13 in his 27:37 of playing time.
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News: Noah Vonleh scored four points Wednesday on 2-of-6 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Orlando Magic 99-94. Vonleh pulled down seven rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -5 in his 21:18 of playing time.
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News: Caleb Swanigan did not score Wednesday as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Orlando Magic 99-94. Swanigan did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -9 in his 5:34 of playing time.
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News: Jusuf Nurkic scored 11 points Wednesday on 5-of-15 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Orlando Magic 99-94. Nurkic pulled down eight rebounds and had five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +9 in his 31:51 of playing time.
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News: Nurkic tallied 11 points (5-15 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds and five assists across 32 minutes in Wednesday's 99-94 win over the Magic.
Impact: Nurkic was a fourth option on the night behind the dynamic three-guard combo of Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum and Shabazz Napier. The 23-year-old big man has six double-digit scoring efforts in the last seven contests and has hauled in at least five rebounds in all but one game this season. Factoring in Wednesday's production, he's averaging a career-high 15.4 points and is posting the second-best rebounding (7.2) and assist (2.0) numbers of his career.
News: Napier registered 19 points (7-12 FG, 5-5 3Pt), two assists, three steals and one block across 27 minutes in Wednesday's 99-94 win over the Magic.
Impact: Napier provided an unexpected offensive boost off the bench and became the first reserve in the NBA this season to make five three-pointers when draining all of his attempts. The 26-year-old scoring total was a season high and extended what has been a strong stretch for the backup guard. Wednesday's effort represented his third double-digit scoring effort over the last four games, a span in which he's seen between 15 and 27 minutes in each contest.
News: McCollum supplied 24 points (8-16 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, three assists and three steals across 38 minutes in Wednesday's 99-94 win over the Magic.
Impact: McCollum and backcourt mate Damian Lillard were spectacular on the night, turning in a combined 50 points. For McCollum, it was his eighth straight contest with multiple three-pointers, and his third game over the last four with at least 50.0 percent shooting from the field. The 26-year-old is offering his typically impressive scoring contributions this season, but he's also posting a career high in rebounds (4.1) and has equaled his high-water mark in steals (1.2).
News: Lillard generated 26 points (9-21 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds and seven assists across 37 minutes in Wednesday's 99-94 win over the Magic.
Impact: The All-Star point guard has been dealing with a finger injury as of late, which could partly explain his recent shooting woes. However, Lillard snapped out of his struggles in notable fashion Wednesday, generating his best point total since Nov. 5 and draining a season-best five three-pointers. Lillard's rebound total was also a high-water mark on the campaign and he passed Mychal Thompson for eighth on the franchise's all-time scoring list with his point haul on the night. Despite Wednesday's success, Lillard still has work to do on his shot, as he's posting a career-low 40.6 percent success rate from the field through his first 14 games.