NBA roundup: McCollum scores 40 as Blazers top Bucks

NBA roundup: McCollum scores 40 as Blazers top Bucks
By Reuters

07/11/2018 at 06:44Updated 07/11/2018 at 06:45

CJ McCollum scored a season-high 40 points to lift the Portland Trail Blazers past the visiting Milwaukee Bucks 118-103 Tuesday night.

McCollum made 17 of 26 shots from the field and also had six assists and five
rebounds as Portland won for the fifth time in six outings.

Evan Turner contributed 16 points and 11 rebounds off the bench for the Trail
Blazers, who shot 52.7 percent from the field and made 17 of 43 (39.5 percent)
from 3-point range.

Giannis Antetokounmpo collected 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and
Khris Middleton added 22 points, eight boards and six assists for the Bucks.

Mavericks 119, Wizards 100

Dallas overcame visiting Washington with a late surge in the fourth quarter to
snap a six-game losing skid.

Behind hot shooting from Otto Porter Jr., and a spurt from John Wall, who
finished with a game-high 24 points, the Wizards made it 97-91 with 7:04 to

The Mavericks called timeout and then went on a 15-5 run spurred by Dennis
Smith Jr. (19 points) to put the game on ice. Rookie Luka Doncic led Dallas in
scoring with 23 points, plus six rebounds and three assists.

Nets 104, Suns 82

Caris LeVert continued his torrid start by scoring 26 points, and Brooklyn
opened a four-game road trip with an easy win over Phoenix.

The Nets won consecutive games for the first time this season by countering a
sluggish shooting performance with effective defense. Brooklyn shot 44.6
percent but allowed a season-low 34.6 percent shooting and forced 20 turnovers
two nights after forcing a league-high 27 in Sunday's rout of Philadelphia.

LeVert reached 20-plus points for the seventh time by shooting 10 of 16. Devin
Booker led the Suns with 20 points but shot 6 of 21 from the floor.

Hornets 113, Hawks 102

Kemba Walker scored 29 points, and host Charlotte pulled away from Atlanta in
the fourth quarter on its way to victory.

The Hornets went on a 17-4 run early in the fourth to turn an 84-83 deficit
into a 100-88 lead, and they went on to lead by as many as 15 points from
there. Marvin Williams played a key role in the rally, with eight
fourth-quarter points, including two 3-pointers. He finished with 20 points
for the game.

Jeremy Lin led the Hawks with 19 points. Trae Young had 18 points and 10
assists but scored only four in the second half.

--Field Level Media