NBA: Portland Trail Blazers make playoffs, oust Memphis Grizzlies with 126-122 victory in play-in series
Damian Lillard scored 31 points, CJ McCollum had 14 of his 29 in the fourth quarter — including a pair of big jumpers over Ja Morant late — and the Portland Trail Blazers clinched the NBA's final playoff spot by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 126-122 on Saturday.
NBA: Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard emerges from coronavirus-enforced shutdown ready for Playoff push
With Trail Blazers sitting ninth in the West, Damian Lillard said, "We don’t have time to ease our way in, we don't have time to try and figure stuff out. We’ve got to come in assertive and aggressive."
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NBA: Portland Trail Blazers agree three-year, $100 million contract extension with guard CJ McCollum, say reports
The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed on a three-year, $100 million NBA contract extension with guard CJ McCollum, US media reported on Tuesday.
NBA: Bucks edge past Celtics via clutch Khris Middleton 3-pointer; Suns slump to franchise-record 16th straight loss
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97 on Thursday night
NBA: Kawhi Leonard's career-high 45 points inspires Raptors to comeback win; Bucks continue impressive run by beating Pistons
Kawhi Leonard excelled, making all seven of his field goal attempts in the third quarter as he scored 19 points in the period and the Raptors — who trailed by two at halftime — pulled away.
NBA: Warriors lose to Damian Lillard-led Trail Blazers despite Kevin Durant's heroics; Celtics lose for 4th time in five games
Lillard was backed by CJ McCollum (29 points) and Jusuf Nurkic, who finished with 17 points.