Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Damian Lillard scored a season-high 39 points and C.J. McCollum added 18 as the Portland Trail Blazers recorded their third straight win, beating the visiting Philadelphia 76ers 118-111 on Saturday.

Player of the Game
Damian  Lillard
EFF
33
Damian Lillard
Points 39
Accuracy 10-21
Rebounds 0
Assists 7

Norman Powell scored 17 points, Jusuf Nurkic had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Nassir Little added 11 points for the Blazers, who shot 50 percent from the field and won their eighth straight home game.

Tobias Harris tallied 28 points and eight rebounds while Tyrese Maxey added 28 points and nine assists for Philadelphia. Georges Niang had 15 points and Seth Curry 10.

The short-handed Sixers shot 10 of 28 (35.7 percent) from 3-point range and have lost six of seven following a six-game winning streak.

Philadelphia star Joel Embiid missed his seventh straight game since entering the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The Sixers were also without Danny Green (left hamstring) and Ben Simmons (personal reasons).

Playing the fourth of six straight road games, Philadelphia trailed 86-78 after scoring 14 of the final 18 points of the third quarter.

Harris scored to cut the deficit to 97-95 with 6:18 left in the game before the Blazers responded with 10 straight points.

Maxey converted a three-point play to pull the Sixers within 105-100 with 3:58 remaining, but Portland answered again and moved ahead 114-108 on Powell's layup with 48 seconds left.

Lillard made five 3-pointers and had seven assists for the Blazers, who avenged a 113-110 loss to Philadelphia on Nov. 1. He made all 14 of his free-throw attempts, including two to seal the victory with nine seconds left.

Portland led 30-25 at the end of the first quarter behind Lillard's 12 points. The Sixers shot 3 of 15 (20 percent) from 3-point range in the opening half and trailed 55-46 at the break.

Lillard and McCollum combined for 35 points in the first half for Portland, which moved ahead 82-64 after Anfernee Simons hit a 3-pointer with 3:19 left in the third quarter to cap a 12-3 run.

Sixers guard Matisse Thybulle returned after missing seven games due to health and safety protocols and scored nine points in 21 minutes off the bench.

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Portland Trail Blazers
Philadelphia 76ers
50%
40/80
Field goals
51%
41/81
44
Rebounds
38
23
Assists
24
6
Steals
7
7
Blocks
4
44%
15/34
3-pointers
36%
10/28

Best players

Damian  Lillard
39 PTS
10/21 FG
14/14 FT
Tobias  Harris
28 PTS
11/21 FG
4/5 FT
Jusuf  Nurkic
11 REB
10 DREB
1 OREB
Tobias  Harris
8 REB
8 DREB
0 OREB
Damian  Lillard
7 As
4 TO
37 MIN
Tyrese  Maxey
9 As
0 TO
35 MIN
Damian  Lillard
33 EFF
63% 2P%
38% 3P%
Tyrese  Maxey
31 EFF
62% 2P%
25% 3P%