Lillard scores 43 points; Blazers end 7-game losing streak

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Damian Lillard scored a season-high 43 points and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a seven-game losing streak by beating the Charlotte Hornets 125-116 on Friday night. .

Ben McLemore added 28 points for the Blazers, hitting six of his eight 3-pointers in the first two quarters. Portland set a franchise record with 16 triples in that half of the game.

The Blazers went into halftime with an 81-55 lead.

LaMelo Ball led the Hornets with 27 points, in what was the game that marked their return after remaining in the NBA’s coronavirus protocols.

The Hornets cut a 29-point deficit to less than 10 in the fourth quarter.

Kelly Oubre hit a layup to bring Charlotte closer to 118-112 with 1:12 left. However, McLemore hit a triple that put Portland ahead 121-112.

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