Wednesday, March 31: Trail Blazers 124, Pistons 101
The skinny: The Trail Blazers took care of business Wednesday against the type of team they should be beating — a rebuilding team.
Detroit parted with Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin this season and went with a youth movement. So, the Pistons might be taking their lumps. Portland shot well and beat them 124-101 to cap a 4-0 run in road games.
Damian Lillard had 33 points and 10 assists. The Blazers (29-18) shot .512 from the field and .533 from the 3-point line (16 of 30). Lillard went 5 of 7 from deep, CJ McCollum 4 of 8 (as part of his 24 points) and Robert Covington 4 of 5.
Covington and Carmelo Anthony scored 16 points each.
The Blazers also went 24 of 26 at the free-throw line (.923).
Jerami Grant had 30 points for Detroit, which is 13-34 and last in the NBA Eastern Conference.
Next up: The Blazers return to Moda Center for back-to-back games, 7 p.m. Friday against Milwaukee and 7 p.m Saturday against Oklahoma City.
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