----- The Blazers scored a season-low 81 points on a season-worst 33.7% shooting as the 76ers roll to a 101-81 victory Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center.
The Trail Blazers never got going in Philadelphia on Wednesday night. The 76ers scored the first 16 points of the game and led 19-2 with 4:49 left in the first quarter. The Blazers never recovered after missing their first 13 shots of the game and were crushed by the 76ers 101-81.
The Blazers inconsistent play continued as they failed to win their third-straight game and have yet to string together more than two wins together this season.
Portland (10-8) scored a season-low 81 points in the loss while shooting a season-worst 33.7% from the field. CJ McCollum had a forgettable night with just five points on 1-for-14 shooting while Damian Lillard scored 30 points on 11-for-27 shooting. The Blazers starting forwards of Noah Vonleh and Maurice Harkless combined for just three points while Jusuf Nurkic committed six turnovers.
Philadelphia (10-7) got 28 points and 12 rebounds from Joel Embiid and 16 points, eight rebounds, and nine assists from Ben Simmons. The Sixers dominated the paint tonight with a 42-26 scoring edge while out rebounding the Blazers 57-48.
Next up- The Blazers travel to Brooklyn to meet the Nets on Friday morning. The game is scheduled to tip off at 9:00 AM.
Chad's Take- Forget about this game and focus on Thanksgiving dinner. I can't wait for the green bean casserole.