Trail Blazers hit 21 3s in 139-105 win over 76ers

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 14, 2013 at 11:01 pm •  Published: December 14, 2013
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers nearly shot their way into the NBA record book.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 16 rebounds, Nicolas Batum added 17 points and the Trail Blazers set a franchise record for 3-pointers with 21 in their 139-105 victory over the skidding Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.

Damian Lillard scored 16 and Dorell Wright had 15 on 5-for-5 shooting from beyond the arc. Wesley Matthews added 14 points for the Northwest Division leaders, who won their third in a row and improved to 20-4.

They became the second NBA team to reach 20 wins, joining the Indiana Pacers (20-3).

"Everyone is taking shots with confidence," Wright said. "It doesn't surprise me when guys are making shots like that because we have a lot of great shooters."

Mo Williams also had 14 points, Robin Lopez 12 and Thomas Robinson 10 for Portland, which put eight players in double figures and moved to 10-2 on the road.

The Trail Blazers broke their club record for 3-pointers for the second time in eight days after hitting 17 against Utah on Dec. 6.

In the process, they racked up 139 points, the most by any team in the league this season. The Los Angeles Clippers scored 137 against the Houston Rockets on Nov. 4.

Portland fell two 3-pointers shy of the NBA mark for a game.

"I know we made a lot of 3s and it was all in the flow of the game," Lillard said. "Guys made good plays to get guys looks and we've got good shooters."

Tony Wroten led the reeling Sixers with 18 points and Hollis Thompson had 17. Spencer Hawes added 16, Thaddeus Young had 15 and James Anderson 14.

Playing once again without rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams, the Sixers have dropped six straight and 10 of the last 11 games. Carter-Williams sat out for the sixth consecutive game because of a skin infection on his right knee.

The Sixers are 1-9 without Carter-Williams, the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for October and November.



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