This was the game that never really started. The Blazers outscored the Hornets in the first quarter and took over the business 127-96 against the clearly inferior team. The Blazers blocked, finished off the balls, and generally upset the Hornets by three quarters, and then came the junk with a 30-point lead. There were few essential elements of this game, but suppose so.
- Party of red and block. Everyone brings their own side dish, because the Fashion Center attended a street party. The Blazers had 15 blocks for the Hornets & # 39; 2. Jusuf Nurkic had 6 blocks, Meyers Leonard 3 and, yes, Damian Lillard had 4.
- Almost triple-double. After three quarters, Jusuf Nurkic was 2 assists a triple-double. So Terry Stotts left him in the game with the bank for a few minutes. That only led to a frustrated look from Nurkic when he went to the bank. Great night anyway.
- What problems does CJ McCollum have? McCollum was a monster, scored 30 points on 20 shots, including 5-11 from the center, and some offensive moves that left the Hornets lost and flapped their wings.
- We bothered him a lot, because we have him in the place, welcome again. Nicolas Batum received a warm ovation from the Blazers' faithful, but he gave no reason to be wanted in red and black again. He finished 3-6 with 8 points. Do not ask about its cost per point.
The "cupcake week," which features easy home games against the Knicks, Bulls and Hornets, is over. The Blazers are heading to Denver for a Sunday night game against the Nuggets.