McCollum's Epic Performance Helps Trail Blazers Advance - Pro Sports Fandom
It looked very bleak early on in Game 7 for the Portland Trail Blazers as they trailed by as many as 17 points at one point on the road against the Denver Nuggets. Portland needed someone to take over the game and they got it out of C.J. McCollum. With the Blazers leading 96-95 with he hit a clutch step back jump shot with 12.4 seconds remaining to put them up three. On the ensuing Denver possession, Nikola Jokic was fouled and only made one free throw. Evan Turner made two free throws with eight seconds remaining for Portland to seal the deal for them by winning Game 7, 100-96. This will be the first time since 2000 that the Portland Trail Blazers have advanced to the Western Conference Finals. McCollum finished with 37 points and he shot 58.6 percent from the field. He also grabbed nine rebounds, recorded one assist, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal. Turner finished with 14 points off the bench. He made eight free throws on nine attempts. Evan Turner also grabbed seven rebounds, recorded two assists, and blocked one shot. Portland’s bench scored 29 points in this game. Damian Lillard struggled big time [...]