The Portland Trail Blazers are missing two of their big three, but the one that is healthy did a little of everything against Atlanta on Friday night.
Damian Lillard put the team on his back and scored a game-high 36 points and seven assists.
Lillard Time was not needed in the fourth quarter because he was so effective throughout the game. The four-time NBA All-Star shot 13-of-25 from the floor and 4-for-10 from three.
Three other Blazers scored in double figures, starters Al-Farouq Aminu and Enes Kanter with 17 and 14 points, respectively. Off the bench, Seth Curry scored 12 points.
In their sixth game without CJ McCollum and second without Jusuf Nurkic, the Blazers were able to glide past the Hawks by holding Trae Young to 26 points. The rookie from Oklahoma had scored 30-plus in his previous two games.
The road trip continues for Portland with a battle in Detroit tomorrow (Saturday) night against the Pistons.