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McCollum scores 29 points as the Trail Blazers defeat the Raptors 118-113.

Take away Keys:

  • It is significant that Trail Blazers could figure out the reason why they gain victory in their home and struggle on the road.
  • CJ McCollum scored 29 points while Damian Lillard gained 24 leading the portland Trail Blazers.

On Monday night CJ McCollum scored 29 points and Damian Lillard scored 24 which led the Portland Trail Blazers to a score of 118-113 success over the Toronto Raptors.

The Blazers playing the second of a back-to-back nourished to 6-1 at home. This is in contrast to the road, where the score of Portland is 1-7.

Lillard confirmed that when they play at home it is a different team while playing on the roadshows a different result. He believes the comfort and support level of fans encourage them more at home. However, they are NBA players who play on the road.,

OG Anunoby scored 27 points for the Raptors, who lost five out of six. Pascal Siakam added 20 points.

Anunoby said they are powerful players but still they are too giving hard time to them to win. That’s how sometimes it goes.

The fourth quarter was mixed for both teams. Larry Nance Jr. Alleyoop Dunk gave Portland a 99-89 lead before McCollum’s 3 -pointer pushed to 105-92.

The Raptors recovered with 9-0 run, pulling to 105-101 on Fred VanVleet’s 3-pointer with 5:34 left. However, Portland did not allow Toronto to get any closer, while Lillard’s 3 stressed the Blazers’ lead to 110-101.

To score 112-111 with 1:51 to go VanVleet scored 3-pointers consecutively. As Norman Powell made free throws for Portland, McCollum hit hard to making a five-point game. Nance’s dunk did all wining with 38.5 seconds left.

With 15 points off the bench, Nance completed.

Nance said they did an outstanding job in the fourth quarter fighting for the runs and making some of his own runs.

Read More: McCollum scores 29 as Trail Blazers beat Raptors 118-113 | Globalnews.ca

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