McCollum has 24 as Blazers cool Heat
PORTLAND — C.J. McCollum had 24 points and made all six of his 3-point attempts to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Miami Heat 110-93 Saturday night for their seventh straight home win.
Despite the loss, the Heat still clinched a playoff spot after the Chicago Bulls fell 94-90 to Detroit earlier in the evening. Miami came into the game tied for the third seed in the East but dropped to sixth with the loss.
The Blazers made 10 3-pointers to break a franchise record for 3-pointers in a season with 808. They are in sixth place in the Western Conference and have not clinched a playoff spot yet.
Damian Lillard did not play in the fourth quarter and finished with 18 points for the Blazers. Gerald Henderson came off the bench to score 17 points.
Hassan Whiteside led the Heat with 21 points and 13 assists.
Guard Dwyane Wade missed his second straight game because of back and neck injuries sustained during Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Portland built a 23-point lead early in the third quarter and did not let up. Their largest lead of the night was 28 points.
Neither team shot above 50 percent in the first quarter. Miami was able to build a small lead before Henderson tied the game at 25 with less than 9 minutes remaining in the first half on a corner 3-pointer.
The Blazers went on a 13-0 run to build a 33-25 lead, extending it to 59-42 at the half after Mason Plumlee's dunk.
The Blazers shot 62 percent from beyond the arc while the Heat made only 31 percent. Portland edged the Heat out in fast-break points 18-4. Miami's bench outscored Portland 42-29.
Saturday's game was the second of back-to-back games for Miami. Last night, the Heat beat the Sacramento Kings 112-106.
McCollum is the second NBA player to make six 3-pointers in a game without a miss this season, joining Matt Barnes.
It's the seventh time Miami has made the playoffs in eight seasons under coach Erick Spoelstra.
The Blazers' Kris Kaman was listed as active on Saturday night after being inactive for two games with upper-respiratory issues. He entered the game with less than 4 minutes remaining.
Former Trail Blazer Terry Porter, who was at the game, was named coach of the University of Portland's men's basketball team on Friday.
Portland faces the defending champion Golden State Warriors tonight.
SPURS 102, RAPTORS 95: At San Antonio, Kawhi Leonard had a career-high 33 points, LaMarcus Aldrige had 31 points and 15 rebounds and San Antonio won its franchise-record 64th game. San Antonio never trailed and topped its 63-win season in 2005-06. The Spurs also extended their NBA-record home winning streak to start the season to 39 games.
PISTONS 94, BULLS 90: At Chicago, Reggie Jackson scored 22 points, Tobias Harris added 21 and Detroit overcame Jimmy Butler's first career triple-double. Marcus Morris had 16 points and Andre Drummond had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons. Butler had 28 points and career highs of 17 rebounds and 12 assists.
PACERS 115, 76ERS 102: At Philadelphia, C.J. Miles scored 25 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:39 left, and Indiana rallied to beat short-handed Philadelphia. Paul George added 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Indiana.
KINGS 115, NUGGETS 106: At Denver, Rudy Gay had 25 points and nine rebounds, Seth Curry scored 17 points and Sacramento beat Denver to sweep the three-game season series. Darren Collison had 14 points and eight assists for Sacramento.