PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers’ celebration of the 40th anniversary of their 1977 NBA championship ended appropriately — with a win.
Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum scored 24 points apiece and Portland beat the Los Angeles Lakers 105-98 on Wednesday night, with players from the championship team looking on.
It was Portland’s 11th straight victory in regular-season games against the Lakers.
With two consecutive wins, the Blazers look to build some much-needed momentum. They host Memphis on Friday night before Golden State on Sunday.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for us,” Lillard said. “I just asked somebody in the locker room, ‘When was the last time we won three games in a row?’ We had to look at the schedule to see.”
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