Lillard scores 27 and the Blazers beat the Pelicans 119-104
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard scored 27 points, CJ McCollum added 24 and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped the New Orleans Pelicans' four-game winning streak with a 119-104 victory on Friday night.
Lillard added 11 assists for the Blazers, who were coming off a 1-4 road trip. It was the 2,000th win in franchise history.
Anthony Davis, who went into the game ranked second in the league with an average of 31.3 points a game, led the Pelicans with 31 points and 13 rebounds.
The Blazers led by as many as 17 points in the third quarter, but the Pelicans closed to 105-101 on Terrance Jones' dunk and Jrue Holiday's jumper. Portland responded with an 8-0 run, capped by Maurice Harkless' reverse layup that made it 113-101, and New Orleans couldn't catch up.