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Blazers’ Backcourt Makes Portland Worth Watching

Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report outlines the one reason to watch every team.

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If you’re watching the Portland Trail Blazers, it’s likely because of the explosive backcourt of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. They’re often pegged as one of the best in the league and for good reason, Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report says:

Each can lead an offense or burn defenders as an off-ball sniper. Both can conjure up monstrous stat lines on any given night (Lillard had 25 games with 30-plus points, McCollum added seven more). Lillard dazzles with limitless shooting range, explosive athleticism and unwavering confidence. McCollum has dizzying handles and a soft touch from anywhere. They are offensive showmen, and they’re really good at what they do.

Each backcourt partner shined in Portland’s latest win over the San Antonio Spurs, combining for 53 points.

You can read more from Buckley here.