Since the last WATCH, the Portland Trail Blazers have played two games. Last Saturday they downed the Denver Nuggets 102-96, and they fell to the Lakers 107-106 on Tuesday at the Staples Center. CJ McCollum did not see the floor last Saturday against the Nuggets but did play about 8 minutes against the Lakers; about four minutes in each half. In the first half, CJ shot a perfect 2 for 2 on the floor, 1 for 1 from three-point-range, and 1 for 1 from the stripe for 6 points. McCollum would take one more shot in the second half, would turn the ball over once, and would commit a foul. His stats on Tuesday: 8:24 min, 6 Pts (2-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 1 TO, 1 PF, +1.
Tonight the Blazers return home to host the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks currently sit at 26-32, “good” enough for 4th place in the Southeast Division and 8th in the Eastern Conference. CJ should be guarding either Kyle Korver or Lou Williams if he sees time tonight. Korver averages 12.1 Pts on 34:13 Min while Williams averages 10.2 Pts on 24:33 Min. You can WATCH this game on ESPN tonight at 10:30!