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McCollum has triple-double, Trail Blazers beat Hawks 120-111

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) With the Trail Blazers playing without All-Star guard Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum reminded everybody just how good Portland's other guard are.

McCollum had 28 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his first career triple-double, leading the Trail Blazers to a 120-111 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.

''CJ was terrific, maybe his best all-around game of the year,'' Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts said.

Seth Curry, who got the start in Lillard's place, scored 22 points. Maurice Harkless also had a season-high 16 points to go with five rebounds.

''Without (Lillard) out there I was just talking a little bit more, initiate the offense and tried to keep everybody involved,'' McCollum said.

Trae Young had 30 points and eight assists to lead the Hawks.

McCollum had 10 points and three assists in the third quarter to give Portland a three-point lead heading to the fourth. Atlanta pulled to 101-100 with 7:17 remaining, but Curry scored 11 points during the Trail Blazers' 13-0 game-closing run.

''I was trying to get (Curry) some shots, he's a very great shooter, a guy who can read on-ball and off-ball screens,'' McCollum said. "I tried to take advantage of their defensive lapses, they were paying a lot of attention to me. I was trying to be aggressive and mix in making plays.''

''When they hit 3s, you feel it,'' Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce said of the Blazers' final run. ''And Curry did that late in the game with three 3s. And we hit a stretch where we couldn't get anything to go down.''

Stotts thought Curry's night, in particular, was special for him.

''It's been tough for him, coming off the bench and playing behind Dame and CJ and coming into a new team,'' Stotts said. ''All that - it's been a rough transition, but I think he showed tonight what he's capable of. He stepped up, I mean we needed a performance like that from him tonight.''

After Atlanta jumped out to a 11-7 lead, the Blazers outscored the Hawks 33-19 to build a 10-point lead after the first quarter.

The Hawks quickly cut the Blazers lead to three in the early moments of the second quarter. Dwayne Dedmon's dunk with the 7:39 left in the quarter gave Atlanta a one-point lead and the Hawks led by as many as six.

Atlanta held a one-point lead at halftime with Collins and rookie Trae Young leading the way.

McCollum got off to an early start on a big night, with 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists in the first half.

''CJ scores the ball, great passing, going after it on the boards,'' Young said about McCollum. ''CJ does what CJ does - everything.''

Blazers sixth man Evan Turner was forced from the game at halftime with a sore left Achilles.

TIP-INS

Hawks: John Collins has made a big jump from his rookie year in scoring, averaging 19.5 points per game, which is nearly double his average from last season. But another area in which he's improved has been on the offensive rebounding. Collins began the day averaging 3.8 offensive rebounds per game, a full rebound more than last year. In terms of percentage, Collins has improved by two percentage points and he's just outside of the top-10 in that category.

Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce commended him for his willingness to embrace the mentality of dominating mismatches.

''And it's easy to get frustrated when we don't find him when there is a guard defending him. The effort part that he's shown over the last month or two months. When there's a guard on him, we want to find him but if we don't, go to work. Because now you a small down there. He's completely bought into it. I said it a while back, it's like a new toy for him.''

Trail Blazers: Lillard had been dealing with nagging injuries over the last few weeks. With the Blazers just returning home after a three-game road trip, the team elected to rest Lillard who has been listed with a bruised right hand and a sore right knee.

''There's nothing serious,'' Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. ''He almost didn't play against Phoenix so I think it's just, he needs a day.''

Lillard was one of only four Blazers who had played in each of the first 50 games this season. The choice to rest Lillard comes at a brief break in the Blazers schedule. After Saturday, the Blazers only have one game in the span of nine days.

UP NEXT

Hawks: At Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.

Trail Blazers: Host Utah on Wednesday night.

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Key Players
J. Collins
20 PF
C. McCollum
3 SG
34.0 Min. Per Game 34.0
20.7 Pts. Per Game 20.7
2.6 Ast. Per Game 2.6
3.8 Reb. Per Game 3.8
59.3 Field Goal % 45.8
59.1 Three Point % 45.7
71.9 Free Throw % 83.0
+ 1 DeWayne Dedmon made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:23
+ 1 DeWayne Dedmon made 1st of 2 free throws 0:23
  Shooting foul on CJ McCollum 0:23
  Bad pass turnover on CJ McCollum, stolen by DeWayne Dedmon 0:25
+ 2 DeWayne Dedmon made layup, assist by Trae Young 0:31
+ 2 Maurice Harkless made reverse layup, assist by CJ McCollum 0:38
+ 3 Trae Young made 3-pt. jump shot 1:01
  ATL team rebound 1:05
+ 2 John Collins made dunk, assist by Trae Young 1:27
+ 2 Jusuf Nurkic made dunk 1:36
  Offensive rebound by Jusuf Nurkic 1:37
Team Stats
Points 111 120
Field Goals 42-92 (45.7%) 41-82 (50.0%)
3-Pointers 12-33 (36.4%) 11-30 (36.7%)
Free Throws 15-20 (75.0%) 27-30 (90.0%)
Total Rebounds 44 55
Offensive 9 11
Defensive 27 36
Team 8 8
Assists 24 26
Steals 9 8
Blocks 7 7
Turnovers 10 18
Fouls 27 23
Technicals 0 0
30 PTS, 2 REB, 8 AST
28 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST
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away team logo Hawks 15-33 30342621111
home team logo Trail Blazers 31-20 40233027120
Team Stats
away team logo Hawks 15-33 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Trail Blazers 31-20 109.7 PPG 45.2 RPG 19.8 APG
Key Players
T. Young PG 19.1 PPG 3.7 RPG 8.1 APG 41.8 FG%
C. McCollum SG 21.0 PPG 4.0 RPG 3.0 APG 45.9 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Young PG 30 PTS 2 REB 8 AST
C. McCollum SG 28 PTS 10 REB 10 AST
45.7 FG% 50.0
36.4 3PT FG% 36.7
75.0 FT% 90.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Young 30 2 8 11/15 3/6 5/6 4 31 1 1 4 0 2 -5 46
J. Collins 21 6 1 8/12 2/3 3/4 2 28 0 0 0 2 4 +5 29
D. Dedmon 11 3 0 4/8 1/4 2/2 4 23 4 3 0 0 3 -13 21
K. Huerter 3 1 1 1/8 0/5 1/2 3 21 1 0 1 0 1 +7 6
D. Bembry 2 3 2 1/5 0/1 0/0 4 26 1 0 2 1 2 -15 8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Young 30 2 8 11/15 3/6 5/6 4 31 1 1 4 0 2 -5 46
J. Collins 21 6 1 8/12 2/3 3/4 2 28 0 0 0 2 4 +5 29
D. Dedmon 11 3 0 4/8 1/4 2/2 4 23 4 3 0 0 3 -13 21
K. Huerter 3 1 1 1/8 0/5 1/2 3 21 1 0 1 0 1 +7 6
D. Bembry 2 3 2 1/5 0/1 0/0 4 26 1 0 2 1 2 -15 8
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Waller-Prince 11 6 2 5/14 1/5 0/0 3 35 2 0 0 2 4 -5 23
J. Lin 10 2 6 4/13 0/2 2/2 2 20 0 0 0 0 2 -12 24
A. Len 9 5 2 3/7 1/1 2/2 2 13 0 2 1 1 4 -6 19
V. Carter 6 4 1 2/5 2/4 0/2 1 14 0 1 0 1 3 +1 13
O. Spellman 5 4 0 2/3 1/1 0/0 0 15 0 0 2 2 2 -4 7
T. Dorsey 3 0 1 1/2 1/1 0/0 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 +2 5
M. Plumlee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Bazemore - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Adams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Hamilton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Poythress - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 111 36 24 42/92 12/33 15/20 27 235 9 7 10 9 27 -45 201
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
C. McCollum 28 10 10 10/23 2/8 6/7 2 37 1 0 3 2 8 +23 56
S. Curry 22 3 2 8/13 4/8 2/2 4 31 1 2 1 2 1 +12 31
A. Aminu 17 8 4 4/5 2/3 7/7 2 30 2 1 0 0 8 +24 36
M. Harkless 16 5 0 7/11 1/5 1/2 5 31 1 1 4 0 5 +24 19
J. Nurkic 15 9 4 4/10 0/0 7/8 3 33 2 3 3 3 6 +21 34
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
C. McCollum 28 10 10 10/23 2/8 6/7 2 37 1 0 3 2 8 +23 56
S. Curry 22 3 2 8/13 4/8 2/2 4 31 1 2 1 2 1 +12 31
A. Aminu 17 8 4 4/5 2/3 7/7 2 30 2 1 0 0 8 +24 36
M. Harkless 16 5 0 7/11 1/5 1/2 5 31 1 1 4 0 5 +24 19
J. Nurkic 15 9 4 4/10 0/0 7/8 3 33 2 3 3 3 6 +21 34
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
M. Leonard 9 1 0 3/3 1/1 2/2 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 -4 10
Z. Collins 7 3 2 3/6 1/1 0/0 3 15 0 0 2 2 1 -12 12
J. Layman 6 5 1 2/8 0/2 2/2 1 25 0 0 1 2 3 -14 12
E. Turner 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 -14 1
N. Stauskas 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 -8 -1
W. Baldwin IV 0 3 2 0/2 0/2 0/0 3 8 1 0 2 0 3 -7 6
D. Lillard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Swanigan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Trent Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Simons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 120 47 26 41/82 11/30 27/30 23 235 8 7 18 11 36 +45 216