Lilliard-led Blazers win at Washington
Damian Lillard bombed in 35 points, CJ McCollum added 24 and Hassan Whiteside collected 23 points, 21 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Trail Blazers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 122-103 victory over Washington on Friday night at Capital One Arena.
Jordan McRae came off the bench for 35 points for the Wizards (10-24).
The Blazers (15-21) shot .525 from the field despite making only 6 of 25 3-point attempts.
Portland jumped to a 19-11 lead, but the Wizards used a 7-0 spurt to draw within 19-18, then went ahead 31-27 after one quarter. The Blazers took a 61-55 advantage late in the second quarter, then extended it to 66-58 at the half, shooting .556 from the field.
The Blazers increased their advantage to 86-70 late in the third quarter. The spread was 91-78 heading into the final period.
Washington was still within 105-96 with 5:30 remaining, but Portland used an 8-2 run to put the game out of reach.
Washington point guard Isaiah Thomas was ejected after pushing a referee a minute and a half into the game.
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