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SLIDESHOW: Blazers sting Hornets, 109-91


TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Nicolas Batum (right) of Charlotte fouls Portland forward Al-Farouq Aminu. 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.