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Harkless and McCollum Add Some Razzle Dazzle to Blazer Victory

Moe Harkless clinched the Blazers' 96-88 game 3 victory over the Clippers with a thunderous putback dunk on a missed fadeaway by CJ McCollum. Harkless' dunk capped a 10-1 run late in the fourth quarter that gave the Blazers a 91-86 lead and sealed the game.

Before the run, the Clippers appeared to have the Blazers on the ropes after taking a 85-81 lead on a Jamal Crawford three-point play with 3:52 to go in the game. But McCollum immediately sparked the Blazer comeback with a clutch three-pointer seconds after Crawford hit his free-throw:

McCollum was spectacular all night and finished with 27 points and 5 rebounds. After being bottled up in the first two games of the series, McCollum used some razzle dazzle to get around the Clippers defenders and score on a flurry of different shots. His most impressive bucket of the contest came in the second quarter, when he completed a three-point play against four Clippers and flexed for the Moda Center crowd:

With tonight's victory the Blazers now trail the Clippers 2 games to 1 in the best-of-seven first round series. The teams square off again on Monday at the Moda Center. Tip-off is set for 7:30 PDT.