Rip City Rewind: Everything you might have missed as the Blazers beat the Clippers

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Rip City Rewind: Everything you might have missed as the Blazers beat the Clippers originally appeared on nbcsportsnorthwest.com

The Portland Trail Blazers hit the road on Tuesday for the first game of a three-game road trip. First stop, the Los Angeles Clippers.

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In a night where all eyes were on Damian Lillard surpassing LaMarcus Aldridge for second on the Trail Blazers all-time scoring list, it was CJ McCollum who put on a show.

After a slow start, McCollum went off for 23 points in the final quarter to lift the Blazers over the Clippers with a 125-104 win.

Here's a look at everything you might have missed.

After starting the game 0-7 from the field, CJ McCollum flipped the script. The Trail Blazers guard went on to make 12 of his last 14 shots with 23 of his points coming in the fourth quarter. He finished with 35 points in the game and added four rebounds and four assists for Portland.

Dwight Jaynes noted McCollum's monster game: CJ McCollum -- a "professional scorer" -- carries Trail Blazers past LA Clippers

 
Lillard, who finished with 20 points on the night, fell just three points shy of passing Aldridge for second place on the Blazers all-time scoring list.

It was his running mate, CJ McCollum, who led the charge, but Lillard wasn't concerned about the big milestone.

Jamie Hudson took a look at the Blazers duo on Tuesday night: It was CJ McCollum's night and Damian Lillard knew it

Following the game, Jamie shared her initial reactions to the Blazers victory over the Clippers: Rapid Reaction: 3 Quick Takeaways from the Trail Blazers win over the Los Angeles Clippers


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