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PORTLAND, Ore. Baker Mayfield Jersey . -- Defense was the difference for the Trail Blazers.After struggling for the past half-dozen games, Portland had more of a complete effort in a 119-104 victory over New Orleans on Friday night. Damian Lillard scored 27 points and CJ McCollum added 24 to snap the Pelicans four-game winning streak.I think what we did on the defensive end allowed us to get out in transition and move the ball, and play at the pace that we wanted to be at. It worked in our favor, once we did it consistently, Lillard said.Lillard added 11 assists for the Blazers, who were coming off a 1-4 road trip. It was the 2,000th win in franchise history.Anthony Davis, who went into the game ranked second in the league with an average of 31.3 points a game, led the Pelicans with 31 points and 13 rebounds.The Blazers led by as many as 17 points in the third quarter, but the Pelicans closed to 105-101 on Terrance Jones dunk and Jrue Holidays jumper. Portland responded with an 8-0 run, capped by Maurice Harkless reverse layup that made it 113-101, and New Orleans couldnt catch up.Obviously its really good to get a win, Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. Weve been struggling a little bit. I thought offensively we were pretty good for most of the night. Defensively, after about two minutes into the second quarter, we were good the last three quarters.The Pelicans have rebounded after an eight-game losing streak to start the season and were coming off a 117-96 victory at home over the Timberwolves. But the win was costly because New Orleans lost Dante Cunningham in the first half because of a non-displaced right proximal fibula fracture. He will miss four to six weeks.The four-game winning streak coincided with the return of Holiday, who missed the start of the season to care for his wife, Lauren Holiday, following the birth of their child and surgery to remove a tumor on the right side of his wifes brain. Lauren Holiday was a standout on the U.S. womens national soccer team for eight years until her retirement last year.Holiday finished with 16 points.Portland, coming off a 137-125 loss in Cleveland, led by eight points in the first quarter but New Orleans pulled in front by the second, taking a 38-32 lead on Holidays 3-pointer. Portland reclaimed a 47-43 lead on consecutive baskets from Jake Layman and McCollum.McCollum led all scorers in the first half with 19 points and the Blazers led 66-57.The Blazers went on an 8-0 run to open the third quarter, capped by McCollums 3-pointer that made it 74-57. Meyers Leonards dunk and Lillards long 3-pointer extended Portlands lead to 94-78.If youre going to be content to exchange baskets with this team youre probably going to struggle because theyre really good offensively, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said.TIP-INSPelicans: New Orleans players and coaches had Thanksgiving dinner at the family home of Jones, who grew up in Portland. His family was terrific to us, Gentry said. ... The Pelicans have four players on the injured/inactive list: Tyreke Evans (right knee), Quincy Pondexter (left knee), Cunningham (right leg) and Cheick Diallo (D-League assignment).Trail Blazers: It was Stotts birthday. ... There was no update on the status of Al-Farouq Aminu, who has a strained left calf. ... Mason Plumlee finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds. ... Portland has won 11 straight over the Pelicans at the Moda Center.SECOND CHANCESThe Blazers had 23 second-chance points compared to two for New Orleans, something that was a concern to Gentry: You give up 12 offensive rebounds and they get 23 second-chance points, he said, that means theyre scoring every time they get a rebounds and that puts way too much pressure on your offense.MILESTONESBesides his birthday, it was also Stotts 191st win as coach of the Blazers. He ranks fourth in franchise history behind Jack Ramsay (435), Rick Adelman (291) and Nate McMillan (266).Portland is the 15th NBA team to hit 2,000 wins.UP NEXT:Pelicans: New Orleans visits the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.Trail Blazers: Portland hosts the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Genard Avery Jersey . Jane Virtanen scored two, and Alex Roach and Elliott Peterson rounded out the offence for the Hitmen (40-15-6). Brady Brassart chipped in with three assists. Colton McCarthy scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and Jack Rodewald also scored for the Warriors (15-35-9), who were 2 for 5 on the power play. Cheap Browns Jerseys Free Shipping . Booth picked up 65 caps after making her national team debut in 2002 at the age of 17. She most recently played for Sky Blue FC of the National Womens Soccer League. "It just felt like it was my time to move on," she said in a phone interview from her hometown of Burlington, Ont. .Y. -- Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo had little trouble picking up his first shutout of the season against a Buffalo Sabres team thats having trouble scoring goals. Melbourne Victorys best regular A-League season result in their history has been tempered by the loss of one of their brightest prospects.Kevin Muscats side were rampant in the final stages of their 6-1 win over Wellington Phoenix on Monday night, scoring four in the final 20 minutes.Besart Berisha scored a hat-trick and Marco Rojas was involved in everything, including two of his own as Victory humbled the Phoenix at Etihad Stadium.The win was Muscats biggest A-League triumph as coach and the biggest in the clubs history - except for their 6-0 grand final defeat of Adelaide United in 2007.But the one player that wasnt involved against Wellington was Sebastian Pasquali, who will be leaving the club in the coming days.The Wangaratta teenager will sign with Dutch club AFC Ajax, one of the worlds best incubators of young elite talent.Its an incredible opportunity for the 16-year-old, who burst onto the scene with a stunning cameo against Juventus in the International Champions Cup in June.He didnt make a start for Victory but impressed in a string of substitute appearances, and set up Victorys injury-time winner over Adelaide United a week earlier. Browns Jerseys China. Under A-League rules, he is unable to sign a deal until his 17th birthday, which comes next week.It means Victory has missed out on the chance to fight for Pasquali, who is free to head wherever will take him.While Muscat is disappointed to be losing a midfield talent, and the chance to help nurture the Socceroos prospect in the A-League, he was magnanimous enough to see the other side of the coin.Naturally Sebs not 17 so legally he cant sign a contract with us, he said.Theyre the laws. Unfortunately for us but fortunately for the boy. Hes got a great opportunity.Pasquali will join fellow Victory youngster Thomas Deng in the Netherlands, after the defender agreed to join PSV Eindhoven earlier this year. Cheap Nike NFL JerseysNFL Jerseys From ChinaNFL Jerseys CheapNFL Jerseys ChinaNFL Jerseys CheapChina Jerseys WholesaleCheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '