PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Damian Lillard scored a season-high 39 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 118-111 on Saturday night.
CJ McCollum added 18 points, Norman Powell added 17 and Jusuf Nurkic finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Portland improved to 8-1 at home and 9-8 overall, the first time since Oct. 31 that it has had a positive balance.
Tobias Harris and Tyrese Maxey added 28 points each for Philadelphia. Joel Embiid missed his seventh game in a row due to the NBA’s health protocols against COVID-19.
A Harris layup cut the Blazers’ lead to 97-95 with 6:18 remaining, but that was all the 76ers got in the second half.