McCollum, Trail Blazers escape with 107-106 win over Spurs


Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum (3) drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Friday, April 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 29 points and the Portland Trail Blazers escaped with a 107-106 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, who missed three shots on their final possession. Norman Powell added 22 points for Portland, which snapped a two-game skid. DeMar DeRozan had 24 points and Dejounte Murray had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for San Antonio.

Portland was without Damian Lillard, who strained his right hamstring during practice on Thursday. DeRozan, Rudy Gay and Jakob Poetl missed potential game-winning shots for the Spurs.

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