PORTLAND, Ore. — That 24-hour travel odyssey hardly took a toll on the Portland Trail Blazers.
C.J. McCollum scored 27 points and the Trail Blazers shook off any fatigue caused by weather-related delays to beat the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers 102-86 on Wednesday night.
Allen Crabbe added 24 points off the bench for the Blazers, who have won four straight home games against the Cavs.
Portland, playing the second of back-to-back games, led by as many as 24. A major snowstorm in the city Tuesday night sent the team from Los Angeles to Seattle and then finally to Portland.
“When we got up this morning and we were leaving Seattle, and we got on the plane and then the bus, there was just good energy around the team,” star guard Damian Lillard said. “We were laughing and we were joking and I think we were just tired so we were goofy and whatever. But before the game we huddled up and I said, ‘We’re not tired. It’s just…