(Oklahoma City, OK) -- CJ McCollum scored a game-high 27 points as the Trail Blazers beat the Thunder 117-106 in Oklahoma City to begin a four-game trip. Shabazz Napier [[ Shuh-BAZZ NAY-pier ]] contributed 21 points and Jusuf Nurkic [[ you-SOOF nur-KITCH ]] 20 points to the Portland victory. The Blazers won their third straight. They are 6-and-2 in their past eight games to move into second place in the Northwest Division. They will play tonight in Houston and Friday in New Orleans.