----- CJ McCollum scores 37 points in 29 minutes as the Portland Trail Blazers hammer the Sacramento Kings Saturday night at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
The Portland Trail Blazers made easy work of the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
CJ McCollum scored 12 of his 37 points in the first quarter as the Blazers built a 38-24 lead and never looked back as they crushed the Kings 125-99 Saturday night at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
McCollum made 13 of his 22 shots including 6-of-11 from three-point range. McCollum scored 37 in 29 minutes following Lillard's 37 in 29 minutes Thursday against Minnesota.
Jusuf Nurkic continued to show signs that he is moving past his early-season slump, he finished with 10 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Enes Kanter added 11 points and 15 rebounds, he leads the NBA in double-doubles off the bench this season.
The Blazers connected on 44% of their field goals including 17-of-41 from beyond-the-arc. In addition to the offense, Portland caused problems for the Kings with their defense. The Blazers scored 30 points off of 15 Kings' turnovers.
Notes- Trail Blazers: With a 3-pointer midway through the third quarter, McCollum passed Rasheed Wallace (9,119 points) for 10th place on Portland's career scoring list. Next up is Mychal Thompson at 9,215.
Up Next- The Portland Trail Blazers return home to face the Toronto Raptors Monday night at Moda Center. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 PM.
Chad's Take- The Kings defense makes me feel better about the Trail Blazers defense.