Rookie Tyrese Haliburton starts but CJ McCollum sizzles as Trail Blazers blast Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rookie sensation Tyrese Haliburton made his first career start and Hassan Whiteside made a return to coach Luke Walton’s rotation, but neither could help the Sacramento Kings get out of their funk. CJ McCollum scored 37 points and Damian Lillard added 17, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to a 125-99 victory over the Kings on Saturday night at Golden 1 Center. McCollum made 13 of 22 from the field and 6 of 11 from 3-point range for the Blazers (5-4), who will host the Toronto Raptors on Monday before returning to Sacramento to face the Kings again Wednesday. Carmelo Antho…

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