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McCollum helps spark Portland to come-from-behind victory vs. San Antonio Spurs

The Trail Blazers opened a six-game trip with a wild and wacky but ultimately successful night in San Antonio.

CJ McCollum's shooting and 32 points led the way in a seesaw game in which both teams blew a big lead and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was ejected early in the third quarter.

San Antonio led 111-104 with four minutes to, then gave up a 10-0 run, and the Blazers went on to win 121-116.

A three-point play by Rodney Hood put Portland ahead for good at 114-111.

The Blazers improved to 5-8, 4-4 on the road.

Former Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 13 rebounds, but the Spurs fell to 5-8 with their fifth loss in a row.

Portland shot 76 percent from the field in the first quarter, going 8 of 11 on 3-pointers to lead by as many as 23 points.

The Spurs' biggest lead was 15 points.

McCollum finished 13 of 25 from the field and 6 of 11 on 3-pointers.

Damian Lillard added 22 points but was 4 of 19 and 1 of 9, scoring mostly at the free-throw line, where he was 13 of 13.

Hassan Whiteside gave Portland 21 points and 12 rebounds.

Hood totaled 16 points.

The Blazers will play at 5 p.m. PT Monday at Houston.


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