Damian Lillard scored 27 points and had five assists for the Trail Blazers.
New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Damian Lillard poured in 27 points and had five assists as the Portland Trail Blazers took a 111-103 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday.
Nicolas Batum tallied 22 points and a career-high 18 rebounds to go along with five assists in the win. Wesley Matthews added 20 points for the Trail Blazers, who snapped a four-game skid. Robin Lopez and Dorell Wright contributed 19 and 15 points, respectively.
Anthony Davis scored a career-high 36 points with nine rebounds for the Pelicans, who have lost two in a row. Brian Roberts netted 19 and dished five helpers, while Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans scored 16 apiece.
Gordon added six rebounds and six assists, while Evans chipped in eight rebounds and eight assists.
Age limit is wrong
By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The NBA's age limit requirement states a player must be "at least 19 years of age during the calendar year in which the Draft is held," and "at least one NBA Season has elapsed since the player's graduation from high school."
If new Commissioner Adam Silver has his way, that age will be raised to 20.
The idea stinks, but then so does the current rule.
First, as background, the notion of age-related restriction has never sat well in this man's soul.
A person has to be 16 to get a driver's license in the United States, although that varies state to state.