McCollum notched 21 points (9-21 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists and a block across 38 minutes in Thursday's loss to the Nuggets. McCollum was remarkably consistent with his scoring figures throughout the series, as he ended with 21 or 22 points in five of the six games while attempting between 20 to 22 shots in four of those contests as well. The shooting guard averaged 20.7 points while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from three-point range in Portland's first-round exit.
McCollum recorded 18 points (7-22 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and a steal across 51 minutes in Tuesday's double-overtime loss against the Nuggets. McCollum committed a costly turnover when he stepped out of bounds late in the second overtime, and he also struggled from the field -- he needed 22 shots just to reach the 18-point outlet. The shooting guard still provided value across the board, but most of his value comes from his scoring figures on a regular basis -- meaning he needs to find a way to bounce back in Game 6. This was the first time in the series McCollum didn't reach the 20-point mark.
McCollum delivered 21 points (9-19 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight assists and four rebounds across 35 minutes in Saturday's win over the Nuggets. McCollum has been remarkably consistent during the current series against the Nuggets, scoring between 21 and 22 points in each of those games. While he's not expected to take over the primary scoring role over Damian Lillard, McCollum has managed to stay a reliable scoring threat and is averaging 21.3 points while shooting 47.9 percent from the field in the first four games against Denver.
McCollum registered 22 points (8-20 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, three assists and one steal in 41 minutes during Thursday's 120-115 loss to the Nuggets. The 29-year-old regressed from the field in Game 3, completing just 40 percent of his shots after going 9-of-12 in Game 2. Still, McCollum has been a solid contributor through his first three games of the series, averaging 21.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.7 three-pointers on 48.1 percent field-goal shooting. The eight-year veteran will look to keep up his stellar scoring pace and help Portland even the series in Game 4 on Saturday.
McCollum provided 21 points (9-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT) six rebounds and two assists across 38 minutes in Monday's 128-109 loss to the Nuggets. Coach Terry Stotts will need to make some adjustments after the Game 2 loss, and a lot of it will center around how McCollum is utilized. The Nuggets found a solution for Lillard with Aaron Gordon, but Gordon won't pose a problem in off-the-ball sets where Lillard plays more of a catch-and-shoot game. This will likely result in McCollum directing the offense with a little more frequency, which should positively affect his assist totals.
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