SLIDESHOW: Blazers sting Hornets, 109-91
Guards Damian Lillard (22), Allen Crabbe (20) and CJ McCollum (17) combined for 59 points to help the Trail Blazers defeat the Charlotte Hornets 109-91 Friday night at Moda Center.
Al-Farouq Aminu also had 18 points for Portland, which has won three in a row and seven of its last nine along with eight straight at home against the Hornets.
Nicolas Batum returned to Portland for the first time since being traded to Charlotte last summer, got a standing ovation before the game and totaled three points and eight assists.
Portland is 22-26, Charlotte 22-25.
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