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Lillard, McColllum lead Trail Blazers over Lakers 105-98


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Published 1:06 a.m. ET Jan. 26, 2017 | Updated 42 minutes ago

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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