Tuesday NBA Roundup: Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum Leading Shocking Playoff Push

March 1st, 2016 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

Last season, when the Portland Trail Blazers looked like bona fide Western Conference contenders, LaMarcus Aldridge offered up a nickname for the team's blistering backcourt of Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews.

"Live in Portland, it rains," Aldridge mused on the Dan Patrick Show (h/t Casey Holdahl of ForwardCenter.net). "It’s not too hot, but just think about it for me. ... When you’re making it rain, you’re really making the three. So just think about it. Rain Brothers."

Matthews and Aldridge have both since moved on, as have two of Portland's other starters from 2014-15. But the moniker sticks just as well now as it did then, thanks to the sweet-shooting, pick-and-rolling, playoff-pushing partnership between Lillard and C.J. McCollum that was once again on display during the Blazers' 104-85 pounding of the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.

Lillard looked as comfortable at Madison Square Garden as he told ESPN's Chris Broussard he would be. He had 24 points by halftime, including 16 during the final four minutes and 25 seconds of the second quarter that stretched a one-point lead to eigh ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.