It was the most first-half points for Portland this season. The Blazers shot just over 65 percent.
The Blazers maintained a healthy lead throughout the third quarter, but Kidd-Gilchrist got the Bobcats closest when his basket narrowed the deficit to 74-65. Portland led by as many as 17 points in the second half.
Gerald Henderson's dunk pulled Charlotte within 108-96 with 3:12 left in the game, but Lillard answered with a 3-pointer for the Blazers. Portland coach Terry Stotts didn't send most of his starters to the bench until there was just 1:05 left.
Notes: Portland has won five straight against Charlotte at the Rose Garden. ... Atlanta Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers was at the game. Rodgers played at Oregon State. .. A fan in the stands held a sign with Lillard's face and the words "We couldn't be prouder." ... Portland's 122 points were a season high in regulation.