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Trail Blazers hoping to match the moment in Western Conference finals against Warriors

CJ McCollum walked through the hallways near the locker rooms at Staples Center, unbothered by a question that had tripped up his peers in the NBA all season.

Best game ever? Without a blink, McCollum told the story of a win in the Patriot League tournament finals his junior season, a 29-point game for Lehigh that set the stage for his breakout performance against Duke in the NCAA Tournament.

The moment wasn't what he remembered first. It was the moment before the moment.

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