PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Detroit Pistons 110-92 on Tuesday night in a game where Damian Lillard, Norman Powell and Nassir Little all sat out with injuries. But the shorthanded Blazers got 28 points from CJ McCollum and a professional scorer type night from Ben McLemore who added 17 off the bench.
It wasn't a pretty win, but you do not score extra for style points. There's still plenty to unpack. Like, McCollum's legacy after he passed Cliff Robinson to move into fifth on the Blazers all time scoring list, McLemore's approach to staying ready as a veteran who doesn't play much and whether Pistons forward Jerami Grant is an intriguing trade target for the Blazers.
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Mike Richman has covered the Portland Trail Blazers in various capacities since 2014 as a beat writer for The Oregonian, a reporter at NBC Sports Northwest and now in the form of the only daily Trail Blazers podcast, Locked On Blazers. The Pass First Point Guard will get you closer to the team with reports from inside the Moda Center and by unpacking the statistics to know and about your favorite team. You will also find regular guests and can get your questions answered with weekly mailbag shows.
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