Blazers rally in fourth to beat Magic and halt three-game slide
Portland guard C.J. McCollum drives past Orlando forward Terrence Ross. AP

THE Portland Trail Blazers rallied in the fourth to beat the Magic, 112-103, on Thursday in Orlando (Friday, Manila time).

Damian Lillard showed the way as the Blazers outplayed the Magic in the fourth, 35-18, to end a three-game slide.

The Blazers notched their 24th win in 57 games.

Lillard scored 33 on 12 of 23 shooting, while CJ McCollum had 22 points, making 7 of 17 field goal attempts.

Jusuf Nurkic had a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Maurice Harkless also scored 12.

The Magic absorbed their second straight loss and 38th in 59 games.

Nikola Vucevic came up with 25 points and was a rebound short of a double-double, while Evan Fournier had 20 points on 7 of 17 shooting.

 

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