Lillard, Trail Blazers roll to 121-84 victory over Magic
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard scored 19 points and had 10 of Portland's season-high 34 assists as the Trail Blazers beat the short-handed Orlando Magic 121-84 on Saturday night.
C.J. McCollum and Allen Crabbe each had 18 points for the Blazers, who won for the sixth time in their last seven home games.
Victor Oladipo scored 18 points for the Magic, who were without starters Elfrid Payton (sprained elbow) and Nikola Vucevic (strained groin), as well as backup guard Brandon Jennings (sore Achilles).
An otherwise sleepy affair heated up midway through the third quarter. Already a blowout, Lillard and Orlando's Jason Smith had to be separated after exchanging words following an offensive foul on Smith.
Later in the quarter, Blazers reserve Ed Davis was ejected for a flagrant foul on Smith.