----- Damian Lillard scored 43 points and dished out eight assists as the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 125-116 victory over the Charlotte Hornets Friday night at Moda Center.
Blazers win, Blazers win!
Damian Lillard finished with a season-high 43 points and Ben McLemore added 28 points on 8-of-13 shooting from three-point range as the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 125-116 victory over the Charlotte Hornets Friday night at Moda Center.
It was Damian Lillard's best all-around game of the season. He made 12 of his 19 shots including 6-of-11 from three-point range and finished with eight assists.
It was the best offensive output for the Blazers on the season. Portland connected on 51.8% of their shots, 44.7% from beyond-the-arc, and scored 81-points in the first half.
Portland (12-18) built a 29-point lead in the third quarter before Charlotte began chipping away, cutting the deficit to single-digits late in the fourth quarter.
LaMelo Ball led Charlotte (16-15) with 27 points, he had missed the previous six-games due to health and safety protocols.
Jusuf Nurkic fouled out in 15 minutes of action, he finished with 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting.
Up Next- The Trail Blazers will travel to Memphis to meet the Grizzlies on Sunday afternoon. The game is scheduled to tip off at 3:00 PM.
Chad's Take- Not going to complain after Blazers snapped a seven-game slide.