CJ McCollum and Hassan Whiteside set a few career records against the Kings, but not in the categories you would expect.
McCollum was the defensive force in the paint, tallying a career-best four blocks, while Whitside had a career-high seven assists to help keep the offense running.
Four of the Blazers starters scored 20 or more points, led by 33 points from CJ McCollum. For McCollum, it was the 10th straight game scoring 20 or more points, another career-best.
Damian Lillard had a 24 point, 10 assist double-double, while Whiteside joined him in double-double land with 22 points and 16 rebounds. As for Carmelo Anthony, he dropped an easy 20 on the Kings.
A night after a tough loss, the Blazers bounced back in a big way.
Final score in this one: Blazers 127 - Kings 116
Damian Lillard on Hassan Whiteside's passing :
I thought it was pretty good. He had a few backdoors. He was catching it in the pocket under control, finding the weak side and that led to some quality shots. He could have had ten if he didn’t get too anxious on some of them and some of them got tipped, but he passed the ball really well tonight
Coach Stotts on Bazemore having his best game:
Arguably one of his better games of the season, defensively he was locked in, it was good to see him making shots, he’s been a good three-point shooter, and I thought he kind of played within himself and took the shots that were there
Damian Lillard on CJ McCollum's blocks:
Early in the game, I just kept seeing him getting his hands on guys’ shots. I think part of it was them just not expecting him to contest them so strong. But he was active. He came out with a lot of energy on the defensive end and on the offensive end
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In tonight’s win over the Kings, CJ McCollum with 33 points. He has now tied his career-high with 10 straight games with 20+ points— Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS) December 5, 2019
Poor Yogi Ferrell… he just got boo-boo’d in the post by Melo.— Danny Marang (@DannyMarang) December 5, 2019
Whiteside -20pts— Chris Burkhardt (@CBurkhardtNBCS) December 5, 2019
Melo - 20pts
CJ - 33pts
Lillard - 22pts#RipCity
Nice to see Baze have solid back to back games. Blazers desperately need someone besides Simons to be a threat off the bench.— Joe Simons (@joesimonssays) December 5, 2019
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