May 14, 2019, 11:46 pmCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum shot 7-for-19 from the field for 17 points with three boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in a team-high 38 minutes on Tuesday's Game 1 loss.
McCollum struggled to get much going contributing one 3-pointer and three turnovers. Both he and Damian Lillard went a combined 11-for-31 from the field, showing fatigue after a hard fought series against the Nuggets.
May 12, 2019, 6:32 pmCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum must have made his mom proud on Mother's day Sunday as he powered the Blazers to a Game 7 victory with a game-high 37 points on 17-of-29 shooting.
McCollum only made 1-of-3 shots from downtown so his scoring came from mostly from aggression in the short-to-medium range. He also added nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block to complete his well-rounded performance. McCollum has mustered momentum at the perfect time in the postseason, something he will need as he's set to match up against Klay Thompson in the Western Conference playoffs.
May 10, 2019, 1:11 amCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum shot 12-for-24 from the field for 30 points with six boards, three assists and two 3-pointers in a team-high 42 minutes on Thursday to force a Game 7 against the Nuggets.
McCollum carried the Blazers with big shots all night. His 50% high-volume shooting kept a safe distance over the Nuggets. McCollum will have to play similarly if the Blazers want any shot at winning on the road in Denver for Game 7 on Sunday.
May 8, 2019, 1:17 amCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum was mostly ineffective in the Blazers' Game 5 loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday as he shot just 5-of-16 from the field for 12 points, though he added four rebounds, three assists, one block and two threes in his 29 minutes.
McCollum was coming off of three straight impactful games in this series, but he couldn't get much going tonight, which was common among Blazers. The game was out of reach early, so he only played eight minutes in the second half. Look for a much better game on Thursday when the Blazers return to Portland with their backs against the wall.
May 5, 2019, 10:05 pmCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum put up a team-high 29 points on 10-of-20 shooting in 39 minutes of action in a Game 4 loss to the Nuggets on Sunday.
He added five rebounds, one assist, one steal and four triples to the box score. McCollum also led the Blazers in scoring in Game 3, so he has definitely stepped up in this series. He is averaging 26.5 points per game in the four games thus far, so it is nice to see him playing well on the game's biggest stage. The Blazers will look to gain an advantage in the series as they head to Denver for Game 5.
May 4, 2019, 3:46 amCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum was the man for the Blazers on Friday night as his 41 points, eight rebounds, four assists, four treys, four steals and one block led them to a 140-137 victory in 4OT.
McCollum matched his playoff career-highs in points and rebounds while setting new marks in minutes and steals. While Rodney Hood hit the eventual game winner, McCollum hit all the big shots along the way to fend off a very pesky Denver team and clinched the 2-1 series advantage ahead of Sunday's Game 4.
May 2, 2019, 12:09 amCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum put up 20 points with six rebounds and six assists on 8-of-20 shooting in a team-high 41 minutes as the Blazers beat the Nuggets 97-90 in Game 2 on Wednesday.
McCollum picked up some of the offensive slack since Damian Lillard was having an off night, but the Blazers defense won them this game more than anything. Lillard and McCollum held the Nuggets' starting backcourt to 27 points on 30 shot attempts. The Blazers are heading home for Game 3 with the series even at one game apiece.
April 30, 2019, 1:21 amCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum had an off night in Monday's Game 1 with 16 points on 7-of-17 shooting to go with four rebounds, three assists, a block and two triples.
McCollum scored 10 points in the first quarter and was held scoreless in the second half until about halfway through the final period of action. He's going to have to do a lot more on the offensive end to help support Damian Lillard and the Blazers if they're are going to steal a game on the road in what looks like is going to be a high-scoring series.
April 24, 2019, 2:08 amCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum put up 17 points (8-of-19 FGs), two rebounds, two assists, one triple and two blocks in 32 minutes in Tuesday's closeout win over the Thunder.
McCollum sat a little more than usual in the first half after getting his third foul early, though he also ended with three fouls in another example of why coaches should just leave players in until they get their fourth or fifth. McCollum had been on fire in this series, averaging over 26 points per game coming into tonight's game. He and the Blazers now wait to see if they'll get the Nuggets or the Spurs in the next round.
April 22, 2019, 12:15 amCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum kept his foot on the gas pedal on Sunday, raining down five 3s on the Thunder en route to his team-high 27 points on 10-of-20 shooting, while adding four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks.
McCollum is heating up at just the right time for the Blazers and he picked up some of the slack while Damian Lillard was struggling early in the first half. When he and multiple Blazers are able to put up full lines like this, Portland becomes a devastating opponent, even if the opposing team has name-brand superstars in the form of Russell Westbrook and Paul George.
April 20, 2019, 12:19 amCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum did a little of everything on Friday night with 21 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, five threes and one steal.
After missing the end of the season for Portland with a left knee injury, McCollum is consistently posting huge lines in the playoffs.McCollum's play is a big reason why Portland is leading 2-1 in this series. Look for another strong night on Sunday in Game 4.
April 17, 2019, 1:55 amCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum had a spectacular night in Tuesday's home win as he put up 33 points (12-of-22 FGs, 6-of-6 FTs), eight rebounds, five assists, three treys and one steal in 36 minutes.
The Blazers backcourt was on fire tonight and McCollum had some incredible shooting streaks plus a three at the half-time buzzer to tie the game. It looks like he's at least healthy enough now to rely on when needed.
April 14, 2019, 6:23 pmCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum (knee strain) dropped 24 points, six boards and three assists in Sunday's Game 1 win against the Thunder.
McCollum was only 9-for-24 in this one – 3-for-7 from 3-point – but made some smooth plays throughout the game that gives confidence to him being essentially fully healthy. He's taken a small step back overall this season, but if he can play at a healthy pace, the Blazers have a solid chance at advancing to round two. And to Jennifer, he did, they finally won a playoff game (link below).
Source: C.J. McCollum on Twitter
April 12, 2019, 5:26 pmCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum said he won't have a minutes restriction for Sunday's Game 1 matchup with the Thunder.
After missing almost a month to a knee strain, McCollum returned at just the right time. With Jusuf Nurkic (leg) out of action, the Blazers will need McCollum and Damian Lillard to be at their best if they hope to take down the Thunder.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 2:37 amCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum (load management) did not play the last game of the season against the Kings on Wednesday.
McCollum has officially reached the stage where the reality is that he is not getting any better and, if anything, he will see a slight regression each season. Aside from points, 3-pointers and free-throw shooting, his per-game value in every other category in 8-cat formats was negative. Typically, his assists would be positive per-game value and his steals would be closer to zero than it was this season, which is not a good sign in terms of his development. However, he still returned top-60 value and will be a reliable source of scoring and 3-pointers for years to come. Target him in the middle rounds of your draft as always.