The trip to Portland ( 2nd in the Western conference 24 W/7L ) didn’t look easy. Indeed it turned out to be a one-way game, where thé 76ers never won a quarter.
However the 1st quarter is pretty close and the Blazers only end it with a 3 pt lead at 27-24.Damian Lillard is setting the tone ( he finishes with 28 pts,7/7 from the foul line, 5 rbds et 9 ast), imitated by Wesley Matthews (25 pts, 7/17 from the 3pt line ). On the Sixers side, Tony Wroten (22 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals ) et Michael Carter-Williams (17 points, 6 rebounds, 5 ast, 2 steals ) try to fire back. The gap is getting bigger and the Blazers take a 10 pts lead at halftime 61-51.
The second half isn’t any different than the 1st, with dominate in every aspect of the game (25 assists versus 16, 48 rebounds vs 42, 86% Free Throws shooting percentage vs 55% côté 76ers) and will end up logically winning the contest.
Luc Mbah a Moute who spent 25’ on the court with 9 points, 4 rebounds et 1 ast, came back on the loss after the game.