After going 3-7 in their previous 10 games, the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a three game losing streak in their first game back from the road, wining 108-86 against the Phoenix Suns.
The night lacked much drama as Portland started the night by getting off to a 34-9 lead by the end of the first quarter.
Damian Lillard led the pack as usual, earning 25 points, eight assists, and five rebounds in just 28 minutes.
In a night where C.J. McCollum was forced to sit out due to an ankle injury, Jake Layman stepped up as the second highest scorer for Portland, picking up 24 points as well as seven rebounds.
Devin Booker sat out for Phoenix due to a hamstring injury, with Élie Okobo replacing him in the starting lineup.
Portland’s style of play spread the ball throughout the night, a tactic that has often led to success this season. Beyond Layman and Lillard, Zach Collins was the only player to double digits, with 10 points. Still, every player who stepped on the court managed to snag at least one field goal.
After starting 10-4, Portland has struggled recently, now sitting at 14-11.
The Blazers will go back and forth between home and away games, playing five at the Moda and five on the road in the next 10. Their next matchup will take place Friday, December 8, 7:00PM PST, against the Minnesota Timberwolves.