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Video: Blazers’ CJ McCollum accidentally elbows Kings’ Trevor Ariza in the groin


Portland Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum gave the Sacramento Kings the works during a 127-116 win on Wednesday, but he gave Trevor Ariza more than 33 points to remember him by.

Attempting to draw contact after driving past Ariza, McCollum shielded his left side with his elbow, getting Ariza right in the nutcracker and getting called for an offensive foul.

While this was likely unintentional, Ariza at least got the benefit of the call after McCollum had just about everything going his way. He shot 14-of-22 from the floor, including 5-of-10 from deep, all while racking up four blocks in the first half.

No one likes to catch one down under, but at least the call wasn’t ignored by the official behind the play, who was quick to give the Kings the possession back after the two collided.

Ariza had 11 points, six rebounds, a steal, and two blocks off the bench, but none of those merited feeling this type of pain in an NBA game.

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