McCollum’s 3-pointers help Blazers beat Suns

Portland went on a 13-0 run in the fourth to take control after trailing by 4

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) drives past Phoenix Suns forward Jon Leuer (30) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) drives past Phoenix Suns forward Jon Leuer (30) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

PHOENIX (AP) — C.J. McCollum scored 26 points and made five 3-pointers, Damian Lillard added 18 points and the Portland Trail Blazers held the Phoenix Suns to 12 fourth-quarter points in a 106-96 win Friday night.

Portland went on a 13-0 run in the fourth to take control after trailing by four to start the quarter. McCollum and Lillard, one of highest-scoring guard duos in the NBA, hit 3-pointers during the stretch.

Eric Bledsoe led the Suns with 31 points. The two teams combined to make 25 of 69 3-point attempts in what was an up-and-down affair until midway through the fourth. There were seven lead changes and eight ties.

The Blazers avoided a season sweep at the hands of the Suns in the final meeting between the two teams. Phoenix beat Portland at home and away earlier this season.

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