Hot take: CJ McCollum will make a 3 in this series. Tons of open looks. Just not going down.
Worst PAAC in playoffs CJ McCollum -6.7 pts per game Damian Lillard -6.3 Zach Randolph -5.8 Pau Gasol -5.7 Boris Diaw -5.3 Kyle Lowry -5.1
McCollum converts that reverse layup, now 3-17 from field in series. Lillard is 0-10 from 3 in series
McCollum in for Allen Crabbe. Stotts sticking with Lopez longer here than in the 1st Q.
Lee-Conley-Udrih: 13-21 Lillard-Batum-McCollum: 6-22 Make or miss league. 50-39 Memphis at halftime.
So far, Lillard, Batum and McCollum are combined 3 for 16. That's not gonna get it done
Tony Allen out there ball-hawking. Blazers can't put the ball below their waist. Also…Lillard is 1-for-6, McCollum 1-for-5.
very good move by Terry Stotts to play CJ McCollum with the second unit and start Allen Crabbe
CJ McCollum on the board with a semi-transition floater. He was 0-for-4 in the paint in Game 1
Jeff Green replaces Tony Allen for Memphis. CJ McCollum and Meyers Leonard in for Crabbe and Lopez for Portland.
This was a night where the Blazers could've used a spark from C.J. McCollum, and it hasn't been there.
That was a fantastic Conley pocket pass to hit Gasol before McCollum arrived with the nail help.
McCollum comes all the way across the lane to help on a Gasol-Conley pick and roll ... Courtney Lee spots up for a wide open 3
Tony Allen was so far off C.J. McCollum and the Blazers didn’t notice
CJ McCollum is the first non-Aldridge Blazer to score. 10-6 Grizzlies.
CJ McCollum gets introduced first in his first career playoff start. He's played 24 minutes across 6 playoff games coming in.
Blazers starting bench spark-plug CJ McCollum at SG in Game 1. He’s got three starts all year but has been hot: 13.5 ppg in last 15 games.
Blazers starting CJ McCollum in Game 1 at SG
Jeff Green listed as starter for Griz alongside Conley, Lee, Z-Bo and Gasol....CJ McCollum starting for Blazers instead of Allen Crabe
No Arron Afflalo tonight. Terry Stotts declined to name a starter so take your pick between McCollum or Crabbe for next hour.
For what it's worth, latest game notes from the Blazers list CJ McCollum as the starting shooting guard.
Afflalo is doubtful. Gee (foot) is questionable; McCollum, Batum,and Kaman are probable for Sunday at Memphis.
Other updates from the Blazers: Kaman, Batum and McCollum are probable. Alonzo Gee (foot) is questionable for Game 1.
CJ McCollum making hard cuts and quick moves off the dribble. Looks like the left ankle is just fine.
Blazers should feel safe playing Lillard/McCollum against most MEM lineups. Banged up as they are, I think POR has a fighting chance.
Aldridge is probable tomorrow. Kaman is questionable. Batum and McCollum are OUT.
Full report : McCollum and Batum are out; Kaman is questionable; and Aldridge is probable for tomorrow vs. Dallas.
Aldridge is probable for Dallas, Kamas questionable, Batum, McCollum are out.
Boy, this is getting ugly with the injuries, with McCollum adding ankle sprain. What's the procedure to forfeit?