Backcourt, defense spark Blazers past Magic

Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum propelled the Blazers past the Magic.

Damian Lillard scored 26 points, CJ McCollum had 24, and the Portland Trail Blazers’ defense did the rest in a 99-94 home win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.

Shabazz Napier added 19 points for the Blazers off the bench.

The Magic, who gave another valiant effort, were led by 22 points from Evan Fournier.