The Blazers opened with an 11-2 run, which was countered by a 10-2 run by the Nets that gave Brooklyn a 16-15 lead. Portland answered with a 12-2 run to go up 29-20 going into the second quarter.
Barton’s alley-oop dunk from Williams put Portland up 33-22. His jumper extended the lead to 45-30, and then a 3-pointer and his dunk pushed it to 58-34 at the break. Barton scored 12 points in the second quarter as the Blazers finished off the first half on a 19-4 run.
Portland extended its lead to as many as 34 points in the third quarter. Portland’s margin of victory was the largest for either team in the history of the series
“Well, I didn’t see that coming,” Stotts said. “It was a good effort by everyone who played.”
Hours after Collins signed on Sunday he was on the court for the Nets, playing 11 minutes with two rebounds and a steal against the Lakers. He also had five fouls.
Against the Blazers, Collins played seven total minutes and attempted a field goal. The Nets signed him to help in the absence of center Brook Lopez, who is out for the season because of a broken right foot.
The Nets will play again Thursday night in Denver. The Blazers have a break until Saturday night, when they host the Nuggets.
NOTES: Portland won the only other meeting between the teams this season, 108-98 at the Barclay’s Center. … Portland got a scare in the first quarter when starting guard Matthews fell after getting tangled up with Paul Pierce and briefly retreated to the locker room. Matthews later returned to hearty applause from the fans. … Brooklyn’s 34 points was a first-half low for a Portland opponent.