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Blazers Control The House, Outshoot The Bucks 118-103

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CJ McCollum’s 40 points ignites the Blazers to a win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Portland Trail Blazers Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

The threes came fast and furious tonight in a highly entertaining game that saw CJ McCollum go super nova on the Milwaukee Bucks, leading the Blazers to the 118-103 win.

Here are some quick thoughts on tonight’s game.

CJ McCollum

Much has been made about CJ McCollum’s rough start to the season, but tonight we saw a stellar outburst of the McCollum we know and love. CJ looked as comfortable and confident as we have seen all season that included a 19 point outburst in the third quarter. McCollum finished the night with 40 points and few more ankles to add to his mantel.

It’s Raining Threes

We expected these two teams to come out firing from long distance as often as possible, and both teams did not disappoint. Portland and Milwaukee combined to shoot 85 threes. The Blazers made 17 to Milwaukee’s 16. But who saw...

Brook Lopez Chucking up Threes Like He Would Rather Be a Curry Brother

Lopez was 4-7 from downtown in the first half for a team-leading 16 points. Not sure Lopez was the first guy on the scouting report warning against guarding the deep ball, but Lopez was launching, taking a whopping 10 threes and cashing in on six.

Giannis

It was Giannis Antetokounmpo’s lone visit to the Rose City and at times showed why he has the nickname “Greek Freak”. His combination of height, athleticism, and skill is something to marvel at times. Giannis finished with 23 points and nine rebounds, but also six turnovers.

Box Score

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