After missing more than three weeks because of a collapsed lung, New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum made his return to the lineup Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers, scoring 20 points in the 124-114 win.
McCollum played 28 minutes, shooting 7-of-16 from the field and adding five assists.
"I felt like a kid again," McCollum said. "After being injured, and the type of injury that it was, I'm just thankful I can play at a high level."
McCollum has averaged 21.7 points and 5.7 assists for the Pelicans this season, who have gone 5-7 in his absence this month.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.