Atlanta Hawks (15-33)@
Portland Trail Blazers (31-20)
Saturday, January 26
30 pts 73 fg% 83 ft%
28 pts 43 fg% 86 ft%
CJ McCollum notched his first career triple-double with 28 points 10 rebounds and 10 assists as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the visiting Atlanta Hawks 120-111 Saturday night.
All five starters scored in double figures for the Trail Blazers who won for the fifth time in six games. Seth Curry scored a season-high 22 points while Al-Farouq Aminu had 17 Moe Harkless 16 and Jusuf Nurkic 15.
Trae Young scored 30 points on 11-for-15 shooting to go with eight assists for the Hawks who have split the first two games of their seven-game road trip. John Collins added 21 points for Atlanta.
Portland guard Damian Lillard sat out the game with a sore left knee.
Collins scored 14 points -- on 5-for-5 shooting -- and Young 13 in staking Atlanta to a 64-63 halftime lead. McCollum and Aminu had 14 apiece for Portland.
The Blazers outscored the Hawks 22-11 to start the third quarter to go ahead 85-75. Atlanta responded with a 10-3 spurt to draw within 88-85 late in the quarter. Portland carried a 93-90 lead into the final period.
Portland increased its edge to 99-92 but the Hawks closed it to 101-100 on a 3-pointer by Vince Carter with 7:17 to go. The Blazers responded with a 13-0 run -- 11 of the points provided by Curry -- to put the Hawks away.
Curry bookended a McCollum driving layup with a pair of treys to increase the Blazers' lead to 109-100 with 4:16 to play. Curry hit a pair at the line then buried another 3-pointer to make it 114-100 with 2:25 remaining. Atlanta got no closer than nine points the rest of the way.
Portland opened up a 24-13 lead in the game's first seven minutes.
Meyers Leonard dunked to extend the lead to 32-19 late in the first quarter and the Blazers took a 40-30 advantage into the second quarter on 13-for-19 shooting. It was the most points they have scored in a first quarter this season.
Atlanta opened the second quarter on a 22-8 run to go ahead 52-48. The Hawks extended the difference to 59-53 late in the quarter.
--Field Level Media