Lillard, McCollum lead Trail Blazers past Wizards

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Hassan Whiteside added 23 points, 21 rebounds and five blocks for Portland

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum (3) goes to the basket past Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi (28) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 35 points, CJ McCollum added 24 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Washington Wizards 122-103 to snap a five-game losing streak.

Hassan Whiteside added 23 points, 21 rebounds and five blocks for Portland. Washington’s Isaiah Thomas was ejected in the first quarter for making contact with an official.  

Jordan McCrae scored a season-high 35 points for Washington. Garrison Mathews added 18 points for the Wizards, who have lost four of five.

The Wizards pulled to within seven points in the fourth quarter. 

Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony (00) goes to the basket next to Washington Wizards guard Troy Brown Jr., left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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