Lillard, McCollum lead Blazers’ big rally to beat Jazz in OT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard scored 32 points, C.J. McCollum had 26 and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied from a 21-point, second-half deficit to beat the Utah Jazz 116-111 in overtime Sunday night in a preseason game.
Lillard, who hit two free throws with 2.8 seconds left to tie the game at 101 and force overtime, made six 3-pointers. McCollum hit 11 of 23 shots and scored 18 points during the fourth quarter and overtime for Portland (3-2).
Trey Burke scored 22 points and Joe Ingles came off the bench to hit five 3-pointers scored 16 points for Utah (2-3).
JAZZ: With Gordon Hayward (back contusion), Derrick Favors (back) and Rudy Gobert (rest) on the sidelines, Utah gave 7-foot-3 German rookie Tibor Pleiss and Rodney Hood their first starts of the preseason. Pleiss had two points and five rebounds in 19 minutes. Hayward took a hard fall in an Oct. 12 game against Portland, is considered day-to-day.
BLAZERS: Maurice Harkless made his first preseason start, replacing Al Farouq Aminu (rest). The 6-9 forward, who had played just 44 minutes in two previous preseason games, had eight points and nine rebounds.