Blazers beat Pelicans 103-93

Damian Lillard and Evan Turner each added 13 points for Portland.

Oct.25 - SportLand: The Trail Blazers preserved their streak with a late push. CJ McCollum scored 16 of his 23 points in the final quarter and Portland won its NBA-record 17th straight home opener with a 103-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. According to, Damian Lillard and Evan Turner each added 13 points for Portland, which is off to a 3-1 start for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

“We just tried to be aggressive, tried to push the tempo a little bit more and we got some stops, a lot of stops in the second half,” McCollum said.

“We just wanted to make something happen. We were a little sluggish offensively, our flow wasn’t as good as we would like it to be. But luckily we were able to get a win.”

DeMarcus Cousins had 39 points and 13 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double to start the season. The Pelicans were hurt when Anthony Davis departed with a left knee injury in the first quarter. McCollum hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put Portland up 87-81 with 7:32 left. Lillard, who had been cold through three quarters, added a layup and another 3 to extend the lead to 92-81.