125-104. Anthony Directs The Victory Of The Trail Blazers

Sports Writing, Mar 5 (EFE) .- Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points as the best scorer of the Portland Trail Blazers, who beat the Washington Wizards 125-104. Hasan Whiteside had a double-double of 24 points and 16 rebounds , while Damian Lillard, who returned after an absence of three weeks for a groin injury, and CJ McCollum scored 22 points each for the Trail Blazers (28-35). Whiteside recorded his double-double number 48 so far this season. For the Wizards (22-39) the leading scorer was Bradley Beal with 29 points; Davis Bertans added 21 and Rai Hachimura got 11.Beal started the day as the second top scorer in the NBA behind Houston Rockets star James Harden, Puerto Rican player Shabazz Napier got nine points in 26 minutes of play when scoring 3 of 10 field shots, including 1 of 4 triples, 2 of 4 from the personnel line; achieved four rebounds and gave three assists. (c) EFE Agency