March 28, 2018, 11:20 pmC.J. McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum poured it in on Wednesday night, accounting for 42 points, three rebounds, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in the Blazers’ surprising loss to the Grizzlies.
With Damian Lillard out to celebrate the birth of his son, the offense all fell on the shoulders of McCollum and he really took advantage. C.J. was brilliant despite the Blazers falling to a tanking Grizzlies team while Portland tries to make the playoffs. Lillard should be back on the floor next time out so another 42-point performance shouldn’t be expected but with McCollum’s scoring ability, anything can happen. Above all else for Portland, they need to win next time out. They could go from comfortable to scared in a hurry.