Blazers rally, snap skid
The Trail Blazers got their first win in six games Wednesday -- and in comeback style.
Portland outscored Miami 32-16 in the fourth quarter, scoring the final seven points for a 102-95 victory at the Heat.
CJ McCollum's game-best 28 points led the Blazers. Damian Lillard had 18 points and six assists, and Al-Farouq Aminu chipped in with 15 points and a game-high 13 rebounds in 37 minutes.
Portland, playing without big men Jusuf Nurkic and Meyers Leonard, got 5 of 8 from behind the 3-point line from Aminu.
McCollum was 9 of 16 from the field, Lillard 5 for 14.
Lillard's drive for a three-point play snapped a 95-95 tie with 1:40 remaining.
After Goran Dragic missed a 2-pointer for Miami, Lillard was fouled again going to the basket and converted two free throws with 1:02 left.
Josh Richardson of Miami failed on a 3, and Evan Turner tacked on two foul shots with 14.3 seconds to go for the final margin.
Turner finished with 10 points. Ed Davis had 11 for the Blazers.
Wayne Ellington had 24 to pace seven Miami players in double figures.
Portland improved to 14-13, while the Heat fell to 13-14.
The Blazers' next game is 4 p.m. PT Friday at Orlando.