Blazers win, Timbers & Kraken lose

McCollum helps Blazers rout Suns for first win of season

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 28 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 134-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns. McCollum’s hot shooting set the pace for the Blazers to their first win of the season. Damian Lillard finished with 19 points and eight assists, while Anfernee Simons pitched in 18 points off the bench. Devin Booker led the Suns with 21 points in the loss. Lillard made his first 3-pointer of the season with 1:03 left in the second quarter after missing his first 11 attempts behind the arc. Portland led by 20 at halftime, with the only first half mishap coming when Norman Powell left the game with 5:43 remaining in the second quarter due to a left knee injury.

Rapids beat Timbers 2-0, clinch playoff berth

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Dominique Badji and Diego Rubio each scored a goal and Braian Galván had two assists to help the Colorado Rapids beat the Portland Timbers 2-0 and clinch a playoff spot. Badji’s header in first-half stoppage time opened the scoring and Rubio scored in the 63rd minute for Colorado (15-6-10). Portland (14-13-4) has lost three straight following a eight-game unbeaten streak that included seven wins.

Expansion Kraken fall in home debut 4-2 to Vancouver

SEATTLE (AP) — Bo Horvat scored his second goal of the game on a power play with 7:08 remaining, and Conor Garland scored on a breakaway three minutes later as the Vancouver Canucks spoiled the home debut of the Seattle Kraken 4-2 Saturday night. Garland assisted on Horvat’s first goal in the second period, and then scored his third of the season to cap Vancouver’s comeback and ruin a celebratory night with the Kraken playing their first home game in their new $1 billion arena. Vince Dunn scored the first goal inside Climate Pledge Arena in the closing seconds of the first period, and Mark Giordano gave Seattle a 2-1 lead early in the third period. But Seattle couldn’t hold a third-period lead for the second time in its six games.